Monday, 22 February 2016

Quilting Away...

I managed to get my Mystery quilt top prepped for quilting last week. I decided to do some really dense organic wavy lines using my walking foot.


Then I decided after doing the 10th line or so which was only a couple of inches on the quilt top, that I wanted to practice some FMQ. I had decided that I am going to keep this quilt for me after I created the pieced back. So I thought why not try some FMQ on this quilt. I decided to go with Woodgrain for the FMQ.

You can see one knot clearly on the back in this picture. There are a few wavy lines at the top made with the walking foot. And then towards the bottom is the FMQ part.

I'm really enjoying this FMQ motif. I also am doing this top to bottom rather than side to side. All the lessons that I've watched from Elizabeth Dackson and read in Angela Walters Free Motion Quilting book states to go side to side. For me, I found it way easier to go top to bottom. It felt so natural to me compared to side to side. I just couldn't adjust to doing it side to side. So I decided to do whatever works for me and this seems to be working! I'm pretty happy with the result. I'm about 1/6 of the way finished on the quilting. I fear that I will run out of thread first before I finish the quilt. I am using Aurifil 2610 Grey-Blue thread and I am hoping that I will not run out before I receive a new spool from Sew Sisters.

So it has been quiet on the blog lately but I have been sewing! I'm hoping for more sewing time in the next week while I enjoy a bit of vacation time :)

How was your weekend? Have you manage to get any sewing time in?

4 comments:

  1. That's awesome. Kudos for trying something new. It looks great so far. Keep going! I still haven't made up my mind on how to quilt mine.

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  2. I did this woodgrain motif on a block or two of my Skill Builder quilt. It comes together so nicely. When I learned it, it was definitely taught vertically. Do what works for you!

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  3. Looking good! That's the best way to learn! Just do it! XO

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  4. Great colors and the quilting is awesome.
    I am new to your site. In looking at old post, I saw the Additions baby quilt. Love it, you mentioned a tutorial! Where can I find it? Thank you
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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