Monday, May 10, 2010

More FMQ

I am trying to quilt a bit of this table runner every day as part of the Free Motion Quilting Challenge.


It is hard to see, but the two triangles are quilted (yesterday and today) with half a feathered wreath. I used #100 silk thread and a #60 needle. The silk thread is very fine, but very strong. I broke a needle when I pulled the thread (to move to a new spot without cutting the thread) and tried sewing - the needle snapped, but the thread didn't!! I will quilt the other triangles with different designs.
We are having lots of fun in the FMQ Challenge (not to mention really improving!) and I hope you will consider joining us! (Just need to leave a comment.)

The appliqued fruit basket quilt has been in my laundry room since I washed it. I thought it looked so pretty with the sun shinning on it today, really showed off the quilting. Still waiting for a piece of wood to hang it.

Have a great day and thanks for dropping in!!

8 comments:

Wendy said...

I find I often prefer the quilt more after it has been washed. Is it the same with you?

I like your gridlines inside your feathered 1/2 circles.

Sandra Henderson said...

WOW! Want me to send you a piece of driftwood from the beach to hang it?!?! :)
Your quilting is amazing!

Joan said...

That is beautiful quilting Wendy - Did you use cotton or wool for the wadding? when I used a #60 needle - it broke the first time I used it - I have since used a #75 sharp and so far all has been well.

GailM. said...

Loved the washed piece. I'm always apprehensive to wash, but glad when I do. I'm getting into the challenge now. Looking forward to Day 2.

Edna said...

Thats some gorgeous quilting you are doing! I'm going to have to force myself to try some machine quilting again... regular machine, not long-arm unfortunately.

Chris said...

I love the table topper. Such rich colors! The quilting is lovely too. How does the FMQ challenge work?

Michelle Lovatt said...

I love your quilting. That fruit basket is beautiful.

Gloria said...

Wow! Great texture and beautiful design!