My Comfortable “Go To” Quilting

I pulled this fabric to make a quilt for a new baby boy at church.

The shower decor was my inspiration for the fabrics I chose.

Here it is in the flimsy state (quilt top).

Whenever I start a quilt, especially a smaller one, it’s always with the idea of quilting it w/FMQ (free motion quilting).

I’ve practiced FMQ in spurts in the past but not with enough regularity to allow me to feel comfortable and confident enough to finish an entire quilt, no matter the size.

I hadn’t practiced in awhile, but I thought that taking one of Angela Walter’s Quilting Clinics would be enough of a refresher. I did the Ultimate Block Busters class.

Angela is an amazing person! It was such a treat spending time with her. I learned so much and was so inspired by all she taught and the quilts she showed, I just knew I was going to jump on that Amara and stitch magically. Sadly, that didn’t happen.

I have quilted on a longarm using pantographs but FMQ takes A LOT of consistent practice and I hear tell it’s jumpstarted and enhanced with doodling.

Anyway, back to the baby quilt…I finished it w/my “go to” which is organic wavy lines quilted w/an even-feed/walking foot. And of course it turned out great.

But I’m never going to get better staying in my comfort zone. Therefore, on my honor, I WILL start doodling AND practicing FMQ more often! 🙋🏽‍♀️

A Thread for Life

Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us — to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians‬ ‭3:20-21‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

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Two Hearts

Eventually, I will have a quilt to display/decorate for every holiday/season, but in the meantime, pillows will have to do!

I love these heart pillows I made for V Day.

The heart block is a free pattern from Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter.

I quilted the darker one w/straight lines using thin masking tape as a guide.

I did all diagonals in one direction first, then the other.

I quilted the other heart w/a free motion meander. I’m extremely pleased w/the results. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve attempted fmq meander.

Then, I used this tutorial to turn the quilted blocks into pillow covers.

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Have a great weekend!

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May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1Thess 5:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬

A “Wild Hair”

I promised myself I wouldn’t start another project, besides the QA Row by Row Round-Robin we’re starting in November, until I finish four other UFOs in my closet.

BUT…

I just had to test out my new AccuCut GrandMARK2, which is identical to the accuquilt Studio2

 on a quick little project…

and so, this 12″ sq.  Dutchman’s Puzzle was born.

And then I got a “wild hair”,  and decided to practice FMQ.

Intending to do mostly Pebbling, this is what I accomplished.

It’s more wobble and cobble, but it is fabulous to me!

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A Thread for Life

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous be shaken. – Psalm 55:22