Kimmy filler & star

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I like how the filler looks in the wonky rectangles as well as in the pieced triangles. I tried increasing the spacing of the lines of the filler to see how that would look. The block from Lesley's quilt has tighter spacing of the lines. The good news is the second BOM quilt is ready for binding!! What advice would you give someone starting this project? It is possible to use a 6 in ruler to get a straight line. The tricky part is holding the ruler where you want it and moving the quilt at the same time. Keep a close eye on where your presser foot is - you don't want to whack the ruler with the foot. I thought I'd try this rather than marking the quilt with chalk or blue marker. I think that if I were using a larger template I would have to mark the quilt top - it would be too difficult to hold the template where you want it while moving the quilt.

What you will need

  • blocks from Craftsy BOM
  • cotton fabrics
  • Isacord & Bottomline threads

Q&A with Darns

Deb Cavanaugh asked:
You did this on a regular sewing machine? I am so impressed.
Darns answered:
Thank you!
gmhnQuilts asked:
Wow! Very pretty
Darns answered:
Pattybearski asked:
Looks pretty "darn" good!
Darns answered:
Too funny! Thanks!
K Lee 2Strings asked:
FMQ is great! I especially like the star. I wouldn't dare to try using a ruler as a guide. I simply don't have the coordination to pull that off. It sounds like blow drying hair with a brush in one hand and a dryer in the other. Not possible. lol
Darns answered:
Thanks! You know, one time I actually did put a brush in my eye while drying my hair - I don't recommend it - hurts. But I can hold onto the small ruler with my left hand & move the quilt. Anything bigger wouldn't work for me.
SandiePink asked:
So Very Good Darns! Your Echo quilting is Great and your Straight Line is Astounding! And your Stipples are Neat also (I'm too afraid to try them cause I KNOW I would make a Great Mess of it all! :-) You are doing SO Good!
Darns answered:
Thanks, Sandie! I watched Leah's video a couple of times on her website for the stippling and found I could do it.

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