Paula's quilt

A while back, Paula Childs Yagisawa put together a plan for a group quilt-along for the Facebook group Quilting on Small Machines, so I joined in. My blocks began with a 12.5 inch square and three 4.5 inch squares per block. By the time I got them finished and trimmed the final block was 11.5 by 15.5. I need to be more careful to sew things on straight when I do quilt as you go. Oh well, it was fun. I did a waving diamond pattern on the blocks. By the time that was finished, my “new” sewing machine had arrived, a Janome 1600P that I purchased used from a friend. So, I crossed my fingers, attached the Free Motion Quilting foot, tried a little bit on a scrap and then  switched to the borders. I figured that the borders of this quilt were an excellent place to practice controlling the movement of the fabric and getting an even stitch length. OK, it’s not perfect, but I love it!

© Janet 2013