My OMG (One Monthly Goal) for February was to finish free motion quilting (FMQ) my "Not playing the supporting role!" quilt. I did it with one day to spare. Sometimes I think that I'm crazy for setting an OMG, but on the other hand, it was reached this month (It would have been very quiet here if I hadn't reached it - so no big deal) 😊
|Free motion quilting all done!
|Adding hearts in the border of one of the blocks
Don't these rudbeckias look happy?
|More of Muv's rudbeckias
|A few feathers for a change
I also wanted to practice more FMQ designs, especially in the longer strips and borders. Here are a few designs that were simple to quilt.
|Practicing leaves inside of paisleys
|Creating a string of leaves and another of flowers
|Adding a line of lotus style flowers
|A line of simple but elegant "l" and "e" (or loops)
What I learned
- Sometimes it was a bit of a challenge to figure out what design to use. Deciding to use Angela Walter's Dot-to-Dot technique made it a lot easier. It's a very versatile technique and worked out well.
- One of the challenges that I gave myself near the end was to quilt as much as possible in all directions (instead of turning the quilt around). I didn't think that I could do this while quilting the starburst design, but I surprised myself. It went really well.
- There are no photos of the starburst design since they barely show up on the busy fabrics.
- "Not playing the supporting role! quilt posts
- Project Updates and News, February 23, 2018
- Free motion quilting, February 11, 2018
- Celebrating holidays and travel, January 21, 2018
- Two Quilts Are Better Than One!, July 20, 2015
- Muv of Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing blog - Rudbeckias - Free Motion Quilting Videos
- Angela Walter's Dot-to-Dot technique on Craftsy
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