Its no surprise that I enjoy free motion quilting. To me its the most enjoyable part of making a quilt. So yesterday afternoon I had a sudden urge to quilt something, so I cut a fat quarter large enough to get some decent practice.
That's when my eye caught some dresden plate pieces that was between some of the fabrics my Mom gave me. She had them left over from a quilt she made a few years ago.
So I quickly pieced half a dresden and placed it on the side and then added another piece of dresden in the one corner. I wanted to have a large area of negative space to practice some free motion quilting. So this is what I ended up with.
Just to add a bit more to the 'dresden' design I quilted a dresden on the opposite corner. It also adds a bit of symmetry to the design. Sure I had enough fabrics to make another piece of dresden, but I wanted to try something completely different.
I quilted whatever came to mind, I did not want to use the same design all over, so I varied between swirls, paisley, pebbles, a few echoing lines and of course some feathers.
What was just going to be a practice sample will now be a small wall hanging with colour, texture and some dresden design. I'm sure to finish it up tomorrow...