|Free Motion Quilt Sampler: Front View|
I really don't want to give up on the FMQ though, as I felt that I was getting a bit of a rhythm going and, I don't want to have to start completely from scratch. So, one evening earlier this week (isn't it great now that the evenings are light enough to sew in the natural light?!) when my eyes felt too tired to concentrate on hand embroidery, I thought I would make another FMQ practice sampler using one of the pieced blocks I discovered among my fabric scraps.
|Free Motion Quilt Sampler: Back View|
The block has been constructed in exactly the same way as the last FMQ sampler block. The fabrics are obviously different and, I have quilted it differently too.
|'Pebbles': Back View|
I have even been brave enough to try out a new (to me) FMQ pattern which is called 'pebbles'. I have seen it used a lot and I like the effect it gives. My first attempt is not brilliant as I had to go round each pebble more than I should in order to get to where I needed to stitch the next pebble. I'll have to look for a tutorial to see how I get round this problem. The overall effect is quite nice..... but, more practice needed!!
|'Pulley': Back View|
The 'pulley' and 'loopy flowers' patterns are both feeling more and more comfortable and I think I would even feel confident to use them when quilting a finished quilt, which I am very happy about.
|'Loopy Flower': Back View|
I thought I would do the same as I did last time and leave myself enough backing fabric to self bind the sampler so that it can be turned into a small table topper. I haven't had the chance to trim it up and bind it just yet but, I am excited to finish the binding because, I found these cute little quilt binding clips when I was out shopping today. They are designed specifically to clip your binding in place until it is secured with stitches and I want to try them out! Maybe over the weekend?
|Cute little quilt clips for holding your binding in place until sewn!|
Whatever you are doing I hope your weekend is full of sunshine!