I finished quilting my 5th quilt yesterday with my new free-motion foot.
Money spent on foot: $35
Money saved: ballpark estimate of $90 so far
(estimating that 5 quilts times $25 would have totaled $125 already)
I'm seriously loving my free-motion quilting foot. Why I was intimidated by the thought of free-motion quilting for so long is beyond me. Once I tried it and got the hang of it, it was no big deal. Or should I say a big deal since it has rocked my little crafty world!
So I figured I should do a little show-and-tell series of the quilts I have made and quilted all by my little self since I bought the foot only a month and a half ago. You've already seen Quilt #1, so we'll start with Quilt #2.
This one is for me. All for me. Do you recognize what it is made from?
Go here to refresh your memory. (Don't worry. I'll wait.)
It's a fantastic little souvenir from my Little Dresses for Africa birthday party!
When the armholes were cut from the pillowcases, most of the scraps were not usable because they had seams up both sides. But for the scraps that didn't have the seams in them, I saved them, ironed them out flat, and cut squares from them. I also used the scraps from pillowcases that were cut down in length to make smaller-size dresses, as well as the scraps from the extra fabric used for making pockets, etc. for embellishment. In total, I ended up with 144 squares, so I sewed them up in rows of 12.
I love it. Love, love, love it.
And I let my little man pick out the binding fabric. He chose this orange-yellow print from my stash. Pretty good choice if you ask me.
It is super soft since a majority of the squares were from vintage pillowcases, and every time I look at it, it brings memories of one of my favorite days ever.