Friday, June 24, 2011

On with the backing ..

I found some perfect material for the backing for the magic 4 patch quilt.....of course in the half price section!!
And with my superior mathematics skills...I figured and ciphered and .....still I managed to buy a yard too much !!!

Oh well, I am sure I will find another home for the leftovers!
So I have been working on the FMQ for the quilt...I am really enjoying doing this.

The more I do, the more comfortable I get with it. I love this machine.. my Janome Horizon for FMQ..it is soooo even and steady! I still am FMQ without dropping the feed dogs, and just setting the stitch length to zero. I works great!
There are still mistakes, and little jigs and jogs in places, but my stitching is getting more even. I keep using the same pattern/design for my FMQ... the echoed feather/teardrop thing.....maybe I am stuck in a rut...or maybe as I prefer to think about it ..I am perfecting a technique!

I did try something a little different for the border though...  kind of cute, aren't they??

And the back yard is blooming..I love to take a tour each day and see what is new out there..

5 comments:

  1. I just can't say it enough - you have taken so well to FMQ'ing - amazed!! Love your string of hearts in the border. Oh, Poppies - something I just can't get to grow here and would love to (my great gran had huge beds)

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  2. love the backing fabric - I think I had some of that last year - I really like it - very nice choice, the quilting is great too. You are doing so well!!!! lovely flowers too!

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  3. your quilting is just so pretty Flo!

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  4. Your math and my math seem to be the same! Anyway, better too much than too little!

    LaDonna

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  5. I really like the fabric you choose for the back. And your quilting is absoutly beautiful.
    Hugs
    donna

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