Free Spirit Quilt


This quilt was so much fun to make. This is the second version of my Free Spirit quilt, I will be sharing the first version very soon.  Both quilts were a labor of love, but this version definitely went a lot faster because I chose an easier quilting design. The piecing itself does take a bit of time, but the overall look is definitely worth the effort. It is a beautiful quilt. 


I used several fat quarters from different fabric collections to make this quilt.  If I liked the print, I put it in the quilt.  I love the fun variety of this quilt, it made me come out of my normal comfort zone of "just a few colors" in a quilt.  This is also the first time I use different shades of the background fabric.  You can see how the top of the quilt is lighter and ends up with the darker background fabric.  It gives the quilt a whole new look.  FS3

I quilted the top using Glide thread using my free-motion feather swirl as the design, it turned out so beautiful. It is always fun for me to quilt something fast, in between my crazy detailed quilting jobs. 


The back is just as luscious the top.  I really loved how it turned out.  The binding is the best part of this quilt, in my opinion, because I used strips from the fabric I used in the quilt blocks.  That always gives a nice design element on quilt finishes.

April 25, 2017 by judi madsen
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Rhonda said:

Wow looks so lovely.

Jill watson

Jill watson said:

I just love this quilt. The colors and quilting are wonderful. Well done!

nellie diaz

nellie diaz said:

I love this pattern very nice to make for family

nellie diaz

nellie diaz said:

I love this pattern very nice to make for family


Cathy said:

Judi I love this version with such gorgeous color choices. I suppose it would look beautiful in batiks as well. I love you background script fabric. Do you have it by the yardage? What is the name of this fabric?
Thank you your very artistic!

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