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!