May 172016
 

I’ve been wanting to do something for my cousin-in-law after she was such an awesome realtor for us, and I finally made her a thank-you quilt. It only took me two years, hah! I chose Meadow Mist Design’s free MQG Use Your Illusion pattern — it’s a great graphic design, and I figured that if it didn’t happen to be her personal taste, she could always use it for house staging. 😀

use your illusion quilt

The quilt design is obviously great, and I think the instructions are probably fine… I may have messed up cutting or lost pieces when I took breaks from sewing because I ended up having lots of extra strips in certain sizes, and I also had to cut more strips in other sizes when I ran out towards the end of assembling blocks.

I tried out a nifty swirl fmq pattern from Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting, mainly because I was trying to justify having bought the book. My swirls were pretty uneven, though, and I kind of ruined the great straight lines of the quilt pattern. derp!

use your illusion - close up

Even though this didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted, hopefully it still made my cousin happy. I should probably practice those spirals some more, huh!

use your illusion quilt

  2 Responses to “Does this quilt make you dizzy?”

  1. Answer: Yes, yes, it does! But it is fantastic and I bet it looks amazing folded over the back of a couch! I actually really like the spiral quilting design you did, and I think it looks great! Free motion quilting is HARD! I have never managed to do it half as well as you have here. Great quilt! You are a very generous sewer, I have only made quilts for my very closest family, and only a few at that!

  2. Beautiful! I love your version of Use Your Illusion and I like how the swirls play off of the straight lines.

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