Try It!

Try It!Try It!

The Island Batik challenge for this month is: “Try a Technique” Challenge.  Oh, lots and lots of things to choose from!!!  I had been wanting to try Angela Walter’s “Free Motion Challenge, Layered Quilting.”  Sew, that became my project!

Angela Walter’s


I started by layering 3 layers of Island Batik fabric (brown is the top) with 4 potential Aurifil threads that were in my stash. I used Hobbs 80/20 batting that was left over from a previous project.

Then, I followed the videos, quilting and cutting as I went along.  I was having so much fun with it, that I forgot to take pictures as I went along.

The first step was to quilt wavy lines down approximately 1/3 across the quilt.  Then I did a few more wavy lines and cut off the brown, so you could see the orange.  I then cut through to expose the yellow.  I wanted each side to be sort-of balanced, so I repeated the steps on each end of the table runner.  I enjoyed doing the feather in the middle the most!


I think the end result looks pretty cool.  It certainly took me out of my comfort zone!  When I had the main part done, I debated about making it into a bag or a table runner.  Obviously the table runner won.  With all of the raw edge areas, I don’t think it would hold up well in a bag.  SEW … although it is fall colours, it is now on my living room coffee table!

In the last video, Angela suggests adding appliqué.  Obviously, I didn’t do that!  She had said earlier that “WE” get to decide when it’s done … so I decided that the above was “done!”  🙂

Have you tried this technique?  I’d love to see your results!

Disclaimer: The products featured in this Blog post were given to me by Island Batik, and their co-sponsers Aurifil, Hobbs Batting & AccuQuilt! 

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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  2. I’ve never heard of layered quilting before but your example is so gorgeous that I feel I must give it a try sometime! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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    • Hi Emily!
      The feather is my favourite as well!. The cutting is not too precise because you have to cut about 1/8″ away from the stitching. If I would do a close up – you would definitely see the non-precise work! 🙂
      The trickiest part in the feather was to just cut the layer I wanted to cut. But a little fray check and that solved my mistakes! 🙂
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  3. Hi Gail! Very cool and I love how it turned out. I haven’t tried this technique but seeing your table runner makes me want to attempt it. Nice job stepping out of your comfort zone. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Don’t you just love it when you find something that’s so fun, you forget to take photos? To me, that’s definitely finding the zone! Each time you look at that runner, you will smile. I’ll bet you’ll try this again, right?

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    • Hi Wendy,
      Yes, it is neat when you really enjoy something! And yes, I do smile when I look at the table runner!
      As for trying it again … we’ll see!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


    • Hi Kathleen,
      Oh NO!! Don’t wait … just jump in and try it! If you wait … well you might never try it! You could even do just wavy lines with a walking foot. some straight, some crossing over … and cut away what you don’t want. You could even start out with a few 12″ squares … you don have to use big pieces of fabric!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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