I started this quilt back in June and finally finished the backing and quilting it this past week. It reminds me of summer with the bright colors and lemons and oranges. I used several Moda Fresh Squeezed Charm packs for the front and an assortment of fabrics from Joanne's for the border and the backing.
I have been inspired by so many pieced backs here that I had to try it myself as well. This was really a lot of fun-laying out the fabric on the floor to see where I wanted it to go and kind of winging it at the same time. I had to include some of the stars that I made for the friendship star swap too! I made myself a duplicate of all that I sent. The bearclaw is a "friendship star gone wrong"-which makes me wonder what that poor star got into last night...
It was also my first try at free motion quilting. At one point I thought I killed my poor almost vintage Kenmore, but it is back to normal now.
I haven't mastered the stitch control using my foot pedal and maneuvering the fabric at the same time. My machine only has 4 stich sizes anyway and that all depends on how fast you are trying to go. I have a tendency to put the pedal to metal when sewing, but I drive like a "granny" according to my husband. I find the contrast quite amusing.