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Project

Quiltzilla

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.

What you will need

  • Cotton fabrics
  • cotton thread
  • cotton batting

Q&A with KB17

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Skill Level

Intermediate