I thought I’d do a wee close up of all the quilting on the mini I made for yesterday’s blog hop stop. Firstly the dense straight spiral for the coloured boxes. For this I used the inner edge of my walking foot as a guide, and by chance it all came out evenly (more or less ;o) )
Next was the crippling pebbling. These aren’t terribly difficult to do, but you do have to try and avoid getting trapped by smaller and smaller pebbles. I think my first section was a bit small, but I ventured bigger after that. It does use up a rather insane amount of thread mind you, as you go over bits several times!
Taking a break from the FMQ, I tackled the wavy lined blue section next, using a stitch on my machine to get nice, relatively even waves (which might have been cheating, but I don’t care ;o) )
Finally it was onto the pink section, where I used a combination of a sketch from Trudi and a Leah Day video to try and get those darned tessellating snail things, because several people were
mean encouraging and said I had to… Oh dear god I’m bad at these. Trudi, I’m so sorry, I mangled them! Having unsewn for about the 5th time, I knew I just had to get on and fight it out, because it was getting later and later on Tuesday night. I’m going with the blind man on a trotting horse approach to critique here ;o)
Overall I enjoyed venturing further into the world of FMQ, but I think I’ll not be doing too many tiny pebbles in the future ;o)
I know it left you with an injury, but those pebbles are brilliant!
Flippin' heck!! Brilliant job there Missy 🙂
Lovely work – no wonky stitches like my attempt at a baby quilt lol
Wow – great work! I think my favourite is the zig zag on blue!
Your pebbles are excellent, and you are a bit hard on yourself re your snails (snails??) they look great too.
nice work on everything!
I think it's all pretty amazing…..coming from the quilter who uses straight lines all the time!
I love the different effects and those lovely strong colours
Wot you on about numpty, those spirals might not be as perfect as you envisioned, but as quilting it looks pretty darn awesome there… Its all good!
I'm impressed, I think those snails look great!! When I've tried them they just end up as scribbles.
See! No mangled quilting in my class! It looks fantastic from here and I even have my specs on! Don't be so hard on yourself! The great thing about fmq'ing is that it's just like hand writing, we all do it differently and in our own style! good job missus!
Wow what great quilting styles! =D
10 out of 10 for bravery and stamina K! FMQ is NOT easy and not for the faint hearted! You did brilliantly! Jxo
this is SO way cool!! looks awesome 🙂
I'm soooo impressed! Both with your work and bravery. I'm so scared to "mess" up a quilt (even a mini) by practicing my FMQ. Great work!
I think you should cut yourself some slack – your FMQ is great! And it gets heaps easier with practice ;o)
looks like your FMQ is coming along way better than mine!
For your first attempt at the snails, I think you should be very proud of yourself. They are much better than you think!
I'm so glad you tried the snails. It was a good first try.
The tiny pebbles do look cool though…..
WOW!! You're good at this. Those snails would have been what ended me if I'd given them a try. The tiny pebbles too. As I said, WOW!
I love your quilting! I haven't tried pebbling yet but it is on my list
Oh. My. Gosh. That's awesome!!!
you are a quilting rock star! it looks awesome! xo
This looks amazing – love the pebbly quilting!