Monday, May 6, 2013

Good Fortune Quilt

On a whim I purchased a jelly roll of Kate Spain’s Good Fortune fabric on sale at my local quilt shop. I had no plan, but then saw this pattern on Moda Bake Shop and decided to make it up. I had extra yardage from another project, so I had enough fabric.
on the grass
I’ve been taking Leah Day’s Free Motion Filler class on Craftsy, so I decided to do an allover design of her swirling water pattern.
quilting sample
front and back
Although the stitching is not quilt show perfect, it’s good enough. It was a fun design to quilt, and I didn’t get tired of repeating the design.
Here’s what I used
Juki TL98E mid arm machine set in a table
Hobbs wool batting this is the batting I use for all the quilts I keep for myself. Many people think hot and itchy when they think of wool, but it is a beautiful quilt batt with gorgeous loft and drape. It is very comfortable,  washes well and I even dry it in the dryer until damp dry. What’s not to like? the price…
Superior Magnifico 40 wt. polyester thread This is a new thread for Superior and it is fantastic. It comes in a wide range of colors. I purchased a color card so I can get a good match. I used the sky blue thread for this quilt. The needle tension needs to be set between 3.0 and 4.0. 
Organ 90 topstitch needle Every sewing machine has a favorite needle. My Juki will not sew with anything but an Organ needle, and the quilting process works best with a topstitch needle.


  1. I like the interwoven look. Looks complex. Thanks for the tips on what you used. Do you use a single layer of wool batting? I need to give this a try.

  2. Beautiful, Susan. Your quilting is great!