Sunday, 23 October 2011

Keep breathing

After fmq'ing my hot water bottle last night I decided to be more adventurous today.
I did enjoy myself yesterday, but was worried that I may have bitten off more than I could chew when I decided I would FMQ this:
I took a deep breath and went ahead anyway.  Now, please remember I have only done this on a few occasions and I still have a long way to go, but on the whole, so far, I think it's going ok:

One thing that I have definately learnt is the need to keep breathing whilst doing this!

I need to be more fluid and I definately like to do my swirls one way more than the other.  also, I KNOW that I am doing this wrong - my feed dogs are up.  I started off not dropping them by accident and then realised.  I had a look at the front and back and decided that it was all going fine, so I couldn't change it.  Maybe this is why it is not so fluid.

this is (a very bad) picture of the back.  So, all you ace FMQ'ers out there - I need to spread out my swirls don't I : is this too packed together?  Obviously I won't change it on this quilt, but for future reference?

 Most importantly, I am enjoying doing this and I hope that however this ends up looking (not too disasterous I hope) it will make a little girl who is poorly, feel a little better.  I will give you the end result when I am done!


  1. Wow this is amazing. You are very talented. Also thank you for your kind comments. Px

  2. I think you are doing great but can't for the life of me see how you do it with the feed dogs up!

  3. It looks great!! That's a whole lot of quilting! I imagine next time it would be easier to spread it out and especially with a bigger quilt! I always have my feed dogs up!

  4. Looking good! Yes, you'll want to spread them out a little. It might be the feed dogs that's contributing to the little loops but I think it's more that you need to breathe! Keep it up though - you're doing great!


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