FMQ an Agenda Cover
|2023 Free Motion Quilted Agenda Cover|
For this year's agenda cover, I wanted to use fabric that I had created, so I started by looking at this summer's sun printed fabric. I really love this piece and it's large enough! Here is how this fabric came to be.
|Day lily leaves, a fern and leaves of all sizes |
on a yellow/orange background
|Some lovely sun prints|
|FMQ on the sun printed fabric|
I used Christina Cameli's Free Motion Quilted Gifts course on Craftsy again. It was a real pleasure to make, especially since I have extensive notes and experience!
I wasn't sure how to fill in the leaf outlines on the FMQ fabric, so I left them empty and added this year's intention using a Prismacolor pen. It was a lot more effective than if I had tried to free motion quilt the words. You can double-click on the image to see a larger version, but here is my intention for 2023: learn by playing, with mindfulness and contentment.
|Adding my 2023 intention on the front cover|
|The back of the cover|
|The agenda with matching fabric for the inside panels|
Version 2.0 Update
|Need to finish the |
I watched a bit of a course on Craftsy about bindings and it was very complicated and much more fiddly than I like. I did learn a couple of tips that I'll include below.
I still have three small sections to finish FMQ. I started last night but my machine was not cooperating - so it's getting a time-out until I do some practice FMQ to get my tension back to normal!
January's One Monthly Goal (OMG)
Totally finishing Version 2.0 is my January OMG. I'm hoping to finish by the end of the weekend....so we'll see!
I didn't get any fun fabric but my daughter and I splurged on some lovely #12 perle cotton. I played with it a little before putting them away 😊
|#12 perle cotton|
What I learned
- I took the time to read my post about the last time I made an agenda cover (in April - see related links below). I also found my notes so this really helped the process along.
As I did the last time I made an agenda cover, I used some of the left over sun printed fabric to make the inside panels. For the middle panel, any fabric can be used. This is a great way to use up fabric that you don't really like, or fabric that you have tons of and doesn't seem to disappear, ever!
Place binding straight
and follow the quilt
- For the binding, I learned that you should also press your binding once you have sewn it on to the quilt. Since I don't have extra width, this should help me make it wide enough.
- I also got a couple of tips about doing the mitered corners for the binding. I didn't realise that if you fold the binding straight out before attaching it, that it will turn out great (see picture since it's hard to describe.)
- When you press the attached binding, put the tip of your iron in the mitered corner to sharpen the miter.
- Sun printing and Post 500, August 09, 2022
- Journal Cover for Quilting Agenda, April 10, 2022
- Free Motion Quilted Gifts on Craftsy with Christina Cameli
- Feathered Borders on Free Motion Mavericks, December 29, 2022
Free Motion Mavericks
|Frédérique's casserole carrier or sac à tarte|
|One of Donnalee's Christmas runner|
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