I enjoyed the challenge of making this quilt for the 2018 Row by Row Experience. I enjoy doing appliqué, but I don’t do it very often, probably because drawing isn’t my strong point.
I did all the appliqué with fusible web and machine blanket stitch.
The free motion quilting tried to match the parts of the quilt. The sky was a “cloud-ish” design.
The sand at the bottom was swirls, attempting to give the feel of water.
It’s hard to see the middle, but it was tall narrow points like blades of grass. It’s easier to see the quilting from the back.
I changed a couple minor things from the pattern. The biggest change was the music staff. Having grown up in a family of musicians, I couldn’t even consider doing the original pattern. I made it the same size and style but made it actually look like music.
I think the concept was a great marketing idea, since I drove around to eight stores to get these patterns.
I don’t know if I’ll make another quilt next year, but I will definitely follow the row by row site to see what patterns I like and maybe pick up a couple.
Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
Learn more and get her to speak to your group.