Saturday, October 14, 2017

Doing Some Free Motion Quilting

A few days ago, I pulled out a UFO that was already layered and pinned and started quilting it.  This is being done in small manageable chunks of time. I am playing with lots of quilting designs and I assure you that this quilt would never win an award for the quilting on it.
About 2/3rds of it is quilted at this point.   The designs are changing randomly for sections  - although some sections are joined by larger quilting motifs.
This picture shows one of the piecing bits that is in the borders.  It allows the piecing to "run off the edge of the canvas." 
This picture shows part of the unquilted but pinned quilt. I love mixing near solids like these Connecting Threads Quilter's Candy Prints  with the prints.  These prints are Samoan fabrics that I got from Barb years ago when she was living in American Samoa.  She is now an Island Batiks Ambassador - and has many fun and delightful patterns on Craftsy.

So if you are missing me for a few days - I may be free motion quilting away on this quilt.

I am also trying to spend more time exercising. I am doing more walking but I am looking for an exercise program locally - preferably free - that will fit into my crazy schedule. I discovered that exercise helps both my blood sugar and my blood pressure.  I need to keep those in control as I want to live long enough to use up most of the fabric that I have acquired. 😄

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A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Your quilting looks terrific! I like how you do several different designs on one quilt - what a great way to practice. You are a VERY good influence for those of us who want/need to practice more - watching you have fun is very inspiring - Thanks - ;))

Barbara said...

It would win my FMQ award!

Jennifer said...

Looking good my friend

Barb said...

I love your free motion....I need to learn how to do that...I remember you doing a post care to refresh my memory?

Thanks for the shout out.

Debbie said...

Your FMQ looks good! Practice has been going on I see.

Connie Turner said...

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