First Star Block FMQ Designs
The first star design with curves is done!
So let's go back a little. Here is the image of the FMQ design I chose.
|A curvy FMQ design that isn't too difficult|
Although this design has several components, taken one at a time, they are not that difficult. It just requires some planning and practice.
I started with the feather/lotus design on the white background. I can now draw these fairly well and even - but it did take a lot of practice.
The next part was the thin loops along the star points. It's taken me quite a while to get these to be thin. I tend to make them too wide. The centre petals are a little tricky because they are not supposed to overlap. When I quilted them, I started with the ones that go to the corners of the square. Once these are done, it was easier to gauge the width of the petals going between the start points.
|Drawing the design with a Fixion pen |
|Star with curves - it's done!|
|View from the back|
What I learned
- I'm going to have to start working on these posts before Wednesday if I'm going to FMQ the other star designs. Many of them will require practice - both by drawing and by FMQ.
- I've been debating introducing another colour of thread to FMQ within the star. That would help the quilt look more cohesive if I end up doing what I plan - which is to FMQ with coloured threads in the white wholecloth or centre part of the quilt.
- Well I did FMQ the star with a green thread. I think that it went very well.
- I'm happy to say that I followed my plan for FMQ the star and it worked! I did the quilting this morning, early (for me), before I had a coffee. I took it very slowly. I'm very happy with the results.😀
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Last time, Vasudha of Storied Quilts linked up her Containment quilt. It's got a great story and will be featured in the book called Quarantine Quilts: Creativity in the Midst of Chaos, due to come out in 2021. If you didn't read about it, get going (after you link up!)😀
|Containment by Storied Quilts|
Now it's your turn.