I gave myself permission to make a new quilt top since I had been so good about practicing FMQ. In fact, I have a plastic container full of awful work to show for it. My husband has learned to steer clear of my sewing room when he hears the muttering start. All he says is, “So, I hear you’ve been free motion quilting.”
But not only did I make a new top, it’s my favorite kind of work – all play with color and freehand cut curves. The concept comes from the latest AQS Magazine pattern by Timna Tarr.
It’s really more broad instructions than a pattern, and even the instructions are wrong. I found that out after I had cut about half the strip sets. Here are the instructions in question. Somehow the sets are supposed to grow magically by half an inch once they’re cut.
After rooting around in my container of 2.5 inch strips and raiding other scrap collections I assembled a lot of blue, green, and light colored strip sets. Then I made some wavy cuts the length of the strips and sewed the segments of the set together.