FMQ

February 17, 2013 in FMQ, Quilts in Progress by Caryn

I’ve been slowly practicing my FMQ skills.  Slowly.  I find the prospect intimidating even though I have a very helpful BSR foot on my Bernina.  Yesterday, after coming home from my guild meeting, I decided I was going to finish a quilt I’ve had as a WIP for awhile.  I finished the quilt over a year ago, basted it several months ago, and finally decided to just go for it.

The stitches have multiple lengths and there are a few places the stitching caught on my foot.  Sometimes I found a great rhythm and felt very confident.  Other times I couldn’t figure out how to get the blasted thing through my machine.

But, I did it.  And overall I am pleased.  This is not a quilt that has any major plans.  I expect it will be nostalgic for me.  I finished the piecing on my old machine, while I was still practicing my quarter inch seam. Nostalgic. :-)  

I really love the look of straight line quilting, but I am looking forward to expanding my skill set for times when I want to do something else.  And, I am really loving the texture the quilting has now added to this quilt.  So, I am somewhat reluctantly looking forward to practicing more and trying again on another quilt in the future.  Maybe the somewhat distant future, maybe sooner…  We’ll see. :-)

The pattern is Full House, and I used Bliss by Bonnie and Camille.  (I love their stuff!)  I’m hoping to bind it over the weekend.  The fabric is so bright and cheery!