The theme for March Le Challenge is TRADITION.
Patchwork and quilting are steeped with it, making the challenge pretty open-ended!
I began with a chunk of Las Golondrinas (Alexander Henry) as my theme-fabric. It is filled with lovely Mexican tradition, and named for the Swallows.
All the patchwork fabrics were selected from the theme fabric.
I couldn't quite cut into the it though, and it ended up on the back!
Here is the finish - I love all the pretty bits!Flickr). No dice, but perhaps one of these month's my name will be drawn!
I decided to break tradition a bit with some unconventional free-motion quilting.
Every mini is an opportunity for growth!
I experimented with some FMQ, Angela Walters style.
This was my first time using wool batting, Quilter's Dream. (machine washable!). I wanted to play with it before going with a full size quilt.
It feels like a poly, and interestingly, when I read the fine print, it actually has some poly in it. It quilted well and has great texture for enhancing quilting.
I like this style of quilting a lot, and I improved as I went along (wish I hadn't started in the center!), but I still prefer less density - parallel lines versus all the points. Especially on the back, it just seems a bit dense to be cuddly.
The binding is machine-stitched, and I tried invisible thread in the bobbin to hide the stitching on the front.
Hardly noticeably, and it stitched without incident!
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