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Spreading warm wishes one quilt at a time…

Learning to FMQ

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I just finished the free motion quilting on January’s blocks of the Skill Builder BOM.  I think the stipple turned out really well.  I need to work on the circles, though.ImageImageGoodness, those circles are sad–I tired to fix them by going in to do some little circles but that made them look even more pathetic.  Oh well, it’s a learning process right?  I am very excited about my stipple though–I can actually say I know how to do a little FMQ now.  WooHoo!

Just so we all know I was cursing my machine last week because it started out great on my practice blocks and then 2 blocks in, I was getting all kinds of loops on the front and the back and eyelashes on every curve (which are kind of cool if you can control them, that’s the rub, you can’t).ImageNow I can move on to February’s blocks.  I also need to do a baby quilt by next month and I just got this insane idea that I should make a quilt for my mother-in-law’s birthday 2 weeks from now…maybe  or perhaps just a table runner.  Does anyone have  any good ideas for the little 2.5 Moda candy squares? (other than scrappy trip along–not that I don’t like those but I would rather do that from strips)  I bought 3 packs b/c they are so CUTE and the right price…


Author: LauraC

I am a working mother of 3 beautiful children and wife of a very supportive husband (that is addicted to running). I love creative endeavors. Quilting is my way to get in touch with myself and unwind and hopefully connect with others too.

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