Saturday, August 31, 2013

Weekend for Quilting

   The past week the only sewing I did was hemming a jumper for my granddaughter.  Today I got back to free-motion quilting.  This quilt will be a comfort quilt for someone at church and not for any show so it is a good place to try out new free-motion quilting techniques.  I am using the large blank areas of the "Pina Colada" quilt to use a large template with a couple of different fillers.  First I marked the template and quilted with continuous line FM quilting.  It was good practice to follow the line.

On 4 of the marked templates I did very small stippling in selected areas.


In small clam shaped areas of the marked template on 4 others, I used a design from Cindy Needham called "Ginko Clam".


In another long open area I tried another idea from Cindy.  I used a feather template but only marked the spine and the outer curve for a guide.  This is the first time I have quilted such long feathers.

There are still some large triangle areas that I look forward to trying yet another technique.  I am enjoying trying many new FMQ techniques on this quilt.

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