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  • Machine Quilting Fun

  • I love to design my own quilt patterns and share them. I am a confessed lover of vintage and reproduction fabrics, my favorite thing to do is applique.

Machine Quilting Fun

Hello Everyone   I have been having such fun free motion machine quilting. I have been re-creating my Abundance pattern in a new colour way. I have used a light solid background and hand dyed solids for the applique. I have also added some machine embroidery details... This has been such fun to play with quilting designs and threads. For the embroidery details I have used a heavier 40 weight thread, and the C&T washaway for stabilizer. I have had fun with the free motion quilting, I am not a fan of stippling and love the look of these spirals. I can vary the size to change the density. I added a few leaves and butterflies for fun. I also broke my free motion foot, it has a plastic piece and this is the second foot I have broken. I thought it was me the first time but now I am not so sure as I think the plastic gives out with repeated use so I have had to change to the other free motion foot which works differently. Instead of going up and down it floats over the top and is smoother but harder to see your stitches. I have had to learn to trust my self and look ahead of my work. I am getting better with it but not sure if I trust it for in the ditch stitching. Here are some pictures of the different feet and my work. [caption id="attachment_732" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="My Broken Foot"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_733" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="My Sensor matic free motion foot"][/caption] You can see how small the hole is in this foot and how hard it is to see the stitches. [caption id="attachment_734" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Re-Creating Abundance"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_735" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Free Motion Quilting Fun"][/caption] Creating the Butterflies [caption id="attachment_736" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Stitching the outline"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_737" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Filling it in"][/caption] When I have completed the quilt I will post a picture of the finished quilt. For my Sew In Day girls, I will be teaching these techniques in the free motion quilting classes starting in January next year. Now I had better get on with my xmas projects. Happy Stitching Sharon  

Comments on this post (2)

  • Aug 03, 2016

    very cool!

    — Leeanne

  • Aug 03, 2016

    I sure do love your FMQ. I love swirls too and it’s about the only thing I can do with FMQ right now. Yours look great!

    — Sue

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