Monday, February 1, 2010

Hearts Hearts Hearts

Just a couple of weeks away now and we will be celebrating Valentines day. To get a head start on the season, I put together one of these fast and fun little candle mats, a part of the Quilted Table Tablerunner January Challenge. It was the perfect project to work on some of my domestic machine quilting skills (or lack of) :-)  I have to say, that there is a sense of accomplishment when you are able to do a small project and see it completed in a couple of hours. I am very new at the domestic machine quilting. We have a little "Club" at our local quilt shop that is just a ton of fun. Playing not only with movement, but threads, fabrics and battings is a blast! If all goes well, I might even become semi efficient with this little process.  Here is the back view, which I think I like as much as the front! Grab a couple of fat quarters and some batting, drop thoses feed dogs and give it a try, you will be surprised at how much fun it can be! Caution though, it may become addicting! 

5 comments:

  1. Your free motion quilting is gorgeous.

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  2. You are really doing great with your quilting! It is beautiful!!! Makes me wish I had the patience to do that!

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  3. Beautiful job on the quilting! I think you're more than "semi-efficient" at this already!

    Diane

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  4. I am just about to teach myself FM quilting...did a one day workshop to get my bearings. Any hints or tips for the newbie free motioner?!

    Janet

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  5. Just jump in and play. There really isn't much other than making sure your back doesn't flip under while your quilt. Pinning wasn't really my bag, so I used quilt basting spray. It is worth it after ripping out a few of my things! ARRRGH. :-)

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