Created by: KB17
Project

Quiltzilla

What are you most proud of? Actually finishing this project. I named my Quilt Quiltzilla because we had a love/hate relationship at first. I had never tried to maneuver a large quilt in my little domestic machine before and Quiltzilla kept fighting with me during the center blocks especially. But I kept going back and we eventually worked out our differences While I still need a lot of work on keeping my stitches consistent and starting and stopping, I am really pleased with the overall result and I fell in love with fmq. This time I'm keeping up with my practice and almost ready to start Leah Day's next class. What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you are hesitating taking this class, don't---it is invaluable if you really want to learn fmq. Also, if this is your first large project, think about the placement of your blocks in terms of the quilting designs that you will be doing. I didn't. I put them in a pleasing arrangement to me and then realized I had put all the feathery blocks in the center---Yikes! And I could barely move the quilt for the center blocks so I got ladyfingers instead of feathers. I did rip them out several times but kept getting the same result and kept hearing Leah say "you'll only learn how to rip stitches and not how to fmq" so I eventually just left them as is.

You Can Make This

KB17 made Quiltzilla with:

Free Motion Quilting a Sampler

Online Class

Free Motion Quilting a Sampler

with Leah Day

  • Cotton fabrics
  • cotton thread
  • cotton batting

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Actually finishing this project. I named my Quilt Quiltzilla because we had a love/hate relationship at first. I had never tried to maneuver a large quilt in my little domestic machine before and Quiltzilla kept fighting with me during the center blocks especially. But I kept going back and we eventually worked out our differences While I still need a lot of work on keeping my stitches consistent and starting and stopping, I am really pleased with the overall result and I fell in love with fmq. This time I'm keeping up with my practice and almost ready to start Leah Day's next class. What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you are hesitating taking this class, don't---it is invaluable if you really want to learn fmq. Also, if this is your first large project, think about the placement of your blocks in terms of the quilting designs that you will be doing. I didn't. I put them in a pleasing arrangement to me and then realized I had put all the feathery blocks in the center---Yikes! And I could barely move the quilt for the center blocks so I got ladyfingers instead of feathers. I did rip them out several times but kept getting the same result and kept hearing Leah say "you'll only learn how to rip stitches and not how to fmq" so I eventually just left them as is.

Q&A with KB17

DonnaDeCourcy asked:
Your quilting is wonderful! I too, had difficulty maneuvering the quilt, and it did not slip easily! Keeping at it, and stopping when I was tired was a challenge. This course gave me confidence, and I know these skills will help me, even if I do not become a dedicated quilter. Congratulations on a beautiful quilt.
KB17 answered:
Thank you. I just saw yours and it is really wonderful. I hope you will keep quilting.
JBlixt asked:
I have great respect for you tackling this quilt on your domestic machine. I have done small projects but never such a large quilt. You did a great job on your quilt and should be really proud of the results. You have a treasure!!
KB17 answered:
Thank you!

Skill Level

Intermediate

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