Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Practising.......

Not much to show you on the stitching front today as I have been working on my 'secret' projects and I can't show you any more of those for the moment.  However, one of the secret projects is going to require quilting and, as I haven't had any free motion quilting practice for quite some time (since before my house move) I thought I had better start practising again.


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As well as practising on some small quilt sandwiches (not interesting enough for a photo) I decided to add some extra quilting to a faithful old table runner which usually comes out in the Autumn to decorate my kitchen table.  Prior to this last week, the table runner was quilted with some very basic walking foot quilting in straight lines. 


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I know you are not supposed to quilt after the project has been bound but, I thought I would give it a try anyway.  I am very pleased with the results!!  It looks very nice on my table even with the odd stain which I don't seem to be able to wash out!! 

10 comments:

  1. Your free motion is looking great! I love the swirls!

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  2. I'd say you're doing quite well! And I quite often add more quilting after the binding is finished.

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  3. Your gorgeous quilting makes me want to learn. :) Making mug rugs has been on my mental "want to create" list for a while. I may not get to them until the beginning of 2017, but you have inspired me to really practice some quilting when I do. Beautiful work!

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  4. Toll das Quiulting! Und irgendwann werden wir das geheime Projekt auch mal im Ganzen sehen, oder?

    Gruß Marion

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  5. Your FMQ is looking good! I hope it works well on your secret projects too xx

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  6. I don't see the odd stain, but I do love the FMQ - it really "makes" the runner. Doesn't look like you need to practice. ;)

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  7. That looks great - what a clever idea!

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  8. You can quilt after the project is finsished, I have eben seen a longarmquilter enhence a finished quilt before. Your quilting design is very nice and you did it very nice and even.
    KATRIN W.

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  9. Your runner looks great! Your fee looks good to me....it's not something I have been able to master.

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  10. What a great idea to practice FMQ! This looks fantastic :-)

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