Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Work on Wed 10th April

Hi Everyone,
Easter has come and gone and I had so much fun watching the voting at quilting gallery, for Bunny and myself to both end up at the top just says how great Esther's designs are.
Go back to work tomorrow for 4 days but have spent much of the last 3 starting the quilting of my Blue Forget Me Not

This is the largest I have attempted, I thought my work table was huge but soon discovered it wasn't big enough to prep on, but now that I am stitching it is great 
My free motion is not great , in fact it is awful so am not really sure what I am going to do. To date I have ditch stitched all the inner frame edges and this morning have stitched most of the outer frame edges, center 2 done in this photo.
Practice has improved my rolling of the quilt through the machine throat.

More of my Aunt's fabric has become my backing.
I have made some sandwich's to practice free motion on as I have stippled before, but not on anything this size. I am wondering  about stippling the sashings but around the flowers not over them.
For the frames I am thinking of straight lines that either give the corners a mitered effect or a cross hatched square in each corner, I like the idea of an medallion in each corner but that might be beyond me.
Also maybe nothing would be better as they are becoming puffed frames and I might be better to stipple the block backgrounds.
Please if you comment, give me your suggestions because right now I am a total beginner and a little confused as to what step next.
Cheers everyone Jenny


  1. Jenny you might just want to outline all the flowers. Some would might need a couple of rows around them. You just want them to pop, especially since you have added extra batting to them. Just a thought.

  2. Can't wait to see these finished Jenny - Congrats.

  3. What a pretty quilt, and the backing fabric is gorgeous. :D Hey - when I'm FMQing larger projects, I find it much easier to get smooth results if I pool the quilt around the working area instead of rolling it into a long snake. It's much easier to move a flat puddle around within a pooled and piled mountain (kinda like working inside a flat-bed crater) than a stiffer roll. The key, I've found, is to make sure all the bunched-up stuff is up on the table, supported, rather than hanging down nest to me and creating drag on the work surface.