Keep Calm and Sew on

It's so exciting that I finally have a quilting project done!

Believe or not! I haven’t done any free motion quilting for almost a year, and I was surprised by how well my quilting could still be, or even better… after such a long period without any practice! I had no trouble at all filling the void with pebbles, swirls, feathers and swirl-feathers! I love the subtle but definitely visible and rich background texture, and I love the applique! I think this is the best piece of free motion quilting I have done so far. It took me a few evenings to assemble the applique and an entire weekend to quilt.

Finished Size: 13.5" x 22.25"
Needle: Schmetz 75/11 quilting
Top Thread: WonderFil Invisafil for quilting (this thread works great with quilting with a 75 needle but breaks constantly when paired with a 70 microtex… my experience); WonderFil Konfetti 50/3 cotton for machine applique
Bobbin Thread: Aurifil 50/2 cotton
Background and backing fabric: White cotton sateen from Fabricland
Batting: 2 layers of 80/20 cotton-polyester blend - leftovers from other quilting projects
Applique technique: raw edge fusible machine applique in blanket stich and tiny zigzag
Fuse: SoftFusePremium Paperbacked Fusible We

Here is the more detailed post that shows how I made the quilt from start to finish.