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Lesley's quilt is done!!

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All done! Yippee!!

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Free Motion Quilting a Sampler taught by Leah Day

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Romantic, Traditional, Casual
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabrics, metallic thread, Isacord & Bottomline thread

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What are you most proud of? My FMQ is approaching respectable!! I did use bits of FMQ motifs from all the classes I have taken at Craftsy. But I absolutely love Leah's ideas. I actually did free motion stitch in the ditch! Wandered off every now & then but since I have given up on perfection, no big deal (use the 10 foot rule). I can wander off with the walking foot!! I did use the walking foot for the long seams to SID. I love the pieced back plus I have no scraps to deal with - any leftover fabric will go with quilt - Lesley can figure out how to save them

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? When quilting, be sure that your entire quilt top is on the surface of your work area -moves so much easier that way. Drag is your enemy! I think Cindy Needham has the right idea - ESS! - stitch in the ditch on Every Stinkin' Seam - or in my case MESS - Most Every Stinkin' Seam - the quilt blocks are so flat & easy to FMQ. Draw a line at the edge of the quilt for the No Quilt Zone - that way you won't cut off tips of some of your feathers with the binding like I did. Love spray basting! No ruined fingers from pinning I used Bottomline thread in the bobbin with Isacord & metallic threads on the top. I think in the future I will use Bottomline for SID - the thread is fine enough that it about disappears on both sides.

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I love your colors and your quilting. EXCELLENT!

12/06/2012 Flag

Thanks so much! Fun to do - -

12/07/2012 Flag

Stunning!

01/18/2013 Flag

Thanks a lot! Lesley was super pleased when she got it.

01/19/2013 Flag

You are an inspiration! The colors are easy on the eyes. Love the border treatment. I am only beginning to free motion quilt, and love to see what others have done. Yours is truly a work of art!

01/28/2013 Flag

Thank you, Julie! This whole website has been an inspiration to me - I definitely wouldn't be doing Free Motion quilting without all the classes I have taken the past year.

01/30/2013 Flag

This is amazing!

05/12/2013 Flag

Thank you, Tania! In between other things, I'm quilting on the last of the three 2012 BOM quilts - seems to be taking quite a bit longer than the other two.

05/13/2013 Flag

Beautiful and classy

07/09/2013 Flag

Thanks so much!

07/09/2013 Flag