Ann Champion’s Blog

Once I had the top put together it looked like a pond with lily pads to me? I quilted it by machine using a large stipple…and I decided to applique a few leaping frogs on the quilt. Well now..half hex quilt isn’t a very fancy name..so I named it “Leap Frog”.

I had problems with the quilting..the thread kept breaking, my machine overheated and went berserk, and I used fusible batting..which gummed up the needle pretty good, but I was determined to finish this one! Changing to a larger eyed needle, and swabbing Pam onto it helped a lot. I ended up with a couple of puckers on the back..but I can live with it. It IS the back after all.

I love my Leap Frog quilt…warts and all!

Tags: appliqued frog, half hex quilt along, hexagon, large stipple quilting, leaping frog