This top was constructed by two male students in a clothing class — it’s not the most precisely constructed quilt and had some challenges but I just love that they chose to make a HeartStrings quilt for their project. It will bring color and warmth into someone’s life when it’s finished and donated.
I quilted freeform Baptist Fans (NO pantograph, template, or marking — all freehand); these are really fun and with their random and uneven arcs really suit a string quilt like this.
very nicely quilted and a wonderful story.
My Favorite thing on your blog– showing how you quilted a quilt. Great story on this one, too. It’s wonderful that those young men did a quilt for Heartstrings.>Now– freeform ? Baptist Fans? Is it a panto?
I really like the Baptist fan on this quilt. Could you explain a little more about how you do it freeform?
WOW, I would never have know that you did those free motion! That is spectacular! Truly amazing, you go girl! And it looks GREAT on this quilt!
I love that the boys sewed this as their project. I might try a free hand baptist fans on a small project to see if I can get the hang of it. Nice work!
The quilting is wonderful. It’s hard to believe you do it freehand. I think the guys did a terrific job. It is a very happy quilt.
Oh, that is so neat. They did a fantastic job and it makes this one a little more special with the story behind it. Love the Baptist Fans! Perfect!!
WOW, how nice of those guys!>>Nice fans on your part too!
I love the BF and you did a right on Rockin’ great job. seriously. Woah!
The BF gives this a real Southern scrap quilt feel…I like the color choices the guys made on this quilt!
Mary , please tell me it ain’t so. You surely do not do your quilting free handed.
I like the boy’s quilt! The baptist fans quilting gives it such texture, I love it.
I’m wondering what you mean by “not the most pecisely constructed quilt”….in what way.>>I’m new to making these quilts,any quilts really! but hadn’t thought there was anything precise about them, which I liked.>>Is there something I’m missing?
Hi Mary,>I am bowing to my computer. You just have to be the BEST quilter EVER.>Freehand Baptist Fans. WOW. I must have a go at these. I see how you did them, thanks for that.But..Freehand.>BOWING BOWING BOWING. jan in uk
Great string quilt! I love doing the fans freehand too. They really do give a lovely texture on a busy quilt 🙂
fabulous fans! hurray for freeform!>and how great that guys made this top
Nice to see all these..
Thanks for sharing…
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