Wednesday, July 3, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I've been working on the FMQ on Tree #2, the wall quilt I'm making for my mother-in-law.
(You can read about the construction here and here). So far, so good!
 I'm applying few lessons learned from quilting Tree #1.  In that project, it was hard to see the quilting because of the busy fabrics, so I used more solids and hand-dyeds with fewer prints this time around. I'm really liking the look of quilting over solids.  Also, I'm trying to match the colors of the threads with the fabrics, to highlight the piecing rather than blurring it together.
 My friend Janet gave me this cute little box of threads- she had gotten it some time ago when she was sewing with her sons' Boy Scout badges, and wanted threads to match.  Not only is the box cute, the blues, greens, and yellows blend beautifully with these fabrics. (The white feathers on the purple fabric have nothing to do with my current project, it just looks better under the threads than my wooden sewing table!)

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  1. Your quilting is insanely good.

  2. I have to agree with the above comment....I would kill to FMQ like that!!

  3. So glad to see those threads being used again. Brings back memories! Thanks, Ang.

  4. Your quilting is fabulous - is it done of a domestic or long arm machine?

    1. Thanks to everyone for their kind words! I use a domestic machine, a Bernina 215.