Friday, January 6, 2012

  Before I even thought of sewing I decided to do something with the pile of batting scraps from the 2 quilts I pinned.   Waste Not---- I used a 3 step zig zag stitch to join the strips by butting the edges together.  So now I have enough small batts----3 for placemats, 4 for snack mats, and about 6 for mug rugs.  Now I can work on piecing the  small tops at night and have plenty of things to practice on for the FMQ Challenge.
  Then I cleaned the machine and got rid of all those dust / lint bunnies and put in a new needle.....it's a new year, so a new needle for quilting made sense.  

I quilted the doll quilt ---number 1 of the year---using the meandering leaf design.   My leaves are more heart shape on this one.  I had a few bobbles along the way, but think I got the hang of it.  I will try it some more and work on controlling  the shape at the top to make it smoother rather than a true heart.    Now on to the big ones....happy stitching.
  Update:  More leaves to come because Frances Moore put out a new "element"  for this months FMQ design.  And here I was thinking, I can do this quickly......ha, ha,  the  joke is on me!

7 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a productive day. So did we, although not the one I planned. DD and I finished two small items from flannelette (waht a pain to work with) and I finished piecing the back of a large single bed quilt at 11:30pm!

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  2. Great way to start the new year! Your leaf quilting looks amazing!!

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  3. Great quilting job! I need to get finished piecing so I can switch out the foot on my machine and practice those leaves!

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  4. I love the heart shaped leaves, think are just fine just as they are. See you Monday night at quild.
    Shelia

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  5. I like your quilting. Looks really great to me! I did the same to my batting scraps when preparing my room for the new flooring. Always nice to get those corralled into useful pieces isn't it?

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  6. Love the leaves! I have to get started on the FMQ Challenge! Have been cutting "coins" today...

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  7. There are lots of trees that have a heart shaped leaf. Catalpa, for one - my fav. I love your leaves, they are quite professional and I just wish I was doing them with my machine. (The additional swirl is interesting... and makes a different design with the leaf.) I still like yours best.
    Hugs!

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