Out of My Comfort Zone

I picked up a few tops to quilt from our guild’s Comfort Quilts group yesterday. They make quilts for the women’s shelter. Quilting tops made by others really moves me out of my comfort zone! This top is lovely but not something I would have ever made myself. I used the Fern Gully panto on it and some high loft poly batting (which I still hate). 


The next one in the frame is again, a beautiful top, but not my personal style. I find it hard to figure out how to quilt these.  


I started by quilting a piano key border and a half feather in the inner border. And I am stuck again. This one came with a wool batt and it is the first time I have worked with it. 

I have one more QOV to finish but that is on the back burner until my thread gets here on Tuesday.

Have a wonderful weekend!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to Out of My Comfort Zone

  1. The Fern Gully pattern looks great on that first quilt!

  2. Louise says:

    Just noticed your nice feather work in the QOV piece on your Instagram site..good work!

  3. Louise says:

    I am a retired from longarm business quilter and think you did a fine job on the first quilt with the fern gully quilt pattern. It is perfect for a women’s shelter. I can’t make out the quilting on the second quilt. I always think we are our own worst critics…you do a great job on all the quilts you share with us. Keep calm and quilt on!

  4. Lois says:

    I truly love the first quilt. You did a fantastic job of quilting it!

  5. knitnkwilt says:

    I had never thought about how working with an unfamiliar piecing/designing style could hinder quilt decisions. Interesting. I guess I can see a similarity to doing a round robin and getting a piece totally other than one’s usual style and figuring out what to add. Keep us posted on ways you cope.

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