WIP - Metro Hoop Pillow/Wall hanging

I had 4 blocks left over from making the Metro Hoops Quilt and decided to make a pillow. I quilted the center with feathers. Then just SID around the hoop and the echoed just once to emphasize the hoop/circle. For the outer area of the hoop, I was inspired by Jenny@SewKindOfWonderful. I haven't done much of straight line quilting. But like Leah Day says I find it faster to free motion quilt the straight line over using walkfoot/regular foot. Its so much faster and no hassle with pivoting. But I did roughly mark my lines using a disappearing ink pen. And the quilting really go by fast. You're going to see more of straight line quilting in the future :-).

My daughter already claimed this to be hers and wanted it to hang in her room. So, this is going to a wall hanging rather than pillow. For the corner squares I used Angela Walter's design which you see in so many of her quilts. I'm not yet comfortable with quilting varying widths of figure 8s.

This was fun to quilt and to see how I can quilt my quilt.

Now linking up with Lee@FreshlyPieced blog.

Happy Quilting!


  1. Super cute. That straight line quilting really works well on this.

  2. I love the pattern and the quilting!

  3. Love your stitching choices! The figure 8's look so great (I love that stitching of Angela's, also!!!). You do such beautiful work! Blessings, Doreen

  4. What a fun little quilt! Your quilting looks great on it!


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