I have been working on a really fun project and haven't taken a single picture or mentioned a word of it. I have also been staring at a quilt for over a month and still don't have a clue how I want to quilt it. I hope to make it over to my friend Linda of a maiden hair fern to get some inspiration from her. She has done some wonderful projects on her HQ 16.
9 Aug 2013
My visit with Linda proved fruitful. We visited awhile about shapes and ideas and she pointed out a few of my ideas that wouldn't work with the quilt. She lead me to her Free Motion Quilting Pinterest Board and from there I began to piece together my ideas.
I have a domestic machine the Bernina 440QE. I am timid about quilting and often resort to my walking foot to finish a project. That's fine in the modern quilt era of straight line quilting or if you want to spend a lot of time moving the quilt around.
I did FMQ a table topper last week. Now I am letting my right shoulder rest from the last table topper I did. My tendons hurt in a particular position. I have leaves in the white spaces and a narrow swirl meander in the print fabric. I washed it once so that the puckers are visible. It irons very smoothly so whoever buys it has the option of smooth or puckered.
But I have been watching Leah Day's FMQ project and I am determined to become better at it. I have been brave on small projects and baby quilts. You can see them for sale (or sold) at my Etsy page called GrammiesInspirations.
Tomorrow I will add some pictures to this post.
Here let me at least show you a few mug rugs I made and quilted with my walking foot.