Tuesday, May 11, 2010

No Patience

I still do not have the patience or the skill for FMQ.  The only reason I did not send this off the long armer is that I wanted to keep up with the quilt along and Rachel only gave us two weeks to assemble the quilt top, baste, quilt and bind.

If I have to quilt, I prefer quilting in a straight line grid fashion, but did a loopy pattern since I was in a hurry to move on to other projects.  

It's not the best, but it was quick, it's done and I didn't have to pay anyone ;-)  Now it just needs the binding.

I rewarded myself with playing around with these fun scraps whenever I took a break from the quilting. I'd like to applique this, maybe add some hand embroidery accents and send it to AAQI

Have an amazing day!!


  1. It looks good, Rene'. FMQ must be an acquired taste and I haven't gotten it either, but maybe with enough practice it will become more fun.

  2. I am with you on the FMQ. We will get there though if we practice!!!


  3. When I have more time, then I try FMQ but I usually stick to straight lines. Your quilt looks so pretty! I still need to finish quilting mine. When is the dead line?

  4. It looks lovely! the house is very sweet! can't wait to see that finished too!

  5. Your crinkled quilt looks great! You should quilt your own tops some more :) The more you do it the more confident you'll get. And I actually find that part quite relaxing with a book in my ipod!

  6. Your free motion quilting looks fabulous. It does take time...but now you can say "I did it!" and enjoy that pretty quilt!