This week I decided to quilt this UFO using the different FMQ techniques we learnt over the past months from Leah Day. I think I have probably said this a hundred times, but I enjoy every moment I spend FMQ and its all thanks to Leah, and cant wait to finish up this quilt to start another.
I basically jumped in and started quilting this quilt, not really knowing what type of stippling I was going to use where. All I knew I wanted to do, was use the different types of stippling I learned in the large flower print blocks.
Over all, I am happy so far, except for the small scale zippling I'd done on one of the horizontal strips. It came out fine, but I did too small. As this is a large quilt, and I want it to be puffy and soft, it will be too stiff around that strip. Hopefully after I'm done and it had its 1st wash, it wont matter.
|Large Stippling - Front|
|Large Stippling - Back|
I have to admit, normal stippling- either on a large or on a small scale is still my favorite type of FMQ (not that I have done a lot of different designs yet :-) ).
It was quite tricky to see exactly where I was going on the flower print fabric, but luckily I got it done, and I just love how the fabric puffs up a bit around the large scale stippling.
|Smaller Stippling - Back|
|Smaller Stippling - Front|
|Small Sharp Stippling - Front|
|Small Sharp Stippling - Back|
|Large Sharp Stippling - Front|
|Large Sharp Stippling - Back|
Zippling was quite the challenge, I did not bother to practice it first and just jumped in and started quilting it. I was not happy that I started out so small. About halfway I thought that I am making a mess of it.
|Small Zippling - Front|
|Small Zippling - Back|
So I decided to try it on a larger scale, and it looked much better. I like how this block turned out.
|Large Zippling - Front|
|Large Zippling - Back|
I find it very therapeutic to sit behind my sewing machine and trying out all the different FMQ designs, even though I am still new at this, and learning with every stitch I make, I am very proud.