Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sashing has circles!

 
I started quilting the sashing today. I had a hard time trying to decide just what pattern I should quilt.
The fabric is so busy. I really just wanted something easy and fast. I don't think I will ever think circles are easy. Some of them are round and some of them really aren't very round at all! I thought the circles would be a nice contrast to the basket weave lines on the fabric.

As usual, I'm viewing this as a learning experience and a great way of practicing circles. I hope I'm much better at circles when this quilt is done!!


I'm just sewing diagonal lines over the corner squares. I still love machine quilting! It's so fun once you relax!


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  1. I think circles are anything but easy, and have no understanding at all of how people enjoy doing a circle fill. I can do them if I do loopy circles and put space between them--but I'm no good at nesting them next to each other.
    For me, one of the fun things about quilting is that after doing it for decades I can still learn new things on almost every quilt. Looking forward to seeing your continued progress on this quilt.

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    1. Dora, you're so right! I'm finding out the hard way that circles are not easy! I'm lucky the fabric is very busy. I'm learning a lot on this quilt which is a good thing!

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  2. I like to use circles in my quilting as they are very versatile .. just need to be careful with the marking xx mind you I hand quilt .. so maybe the speed of the machine is not helping xx

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    1. Actually, Diane, I'm not marking anything. I'm trying free motion quilting which is difficult when making circles. It's a good thing the fabric is busy! It's a learning experience!

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  3. You're getting this one quilted so quickly! I think the circles were a nice idea.

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    1. Thanks! The sashing is almost done. It felt like this one was going so slow but it got a little faster!

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  4. That looks nice! When I do circles, they never become the same either and some of them far from roundish - lol. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. We just do the best we can! Haha!! I kind of like the way they look. They're just supposed to be fun, not perfect. Have a great weekend!

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  5. I've always had a hard time making large circles - even with paper and pencil. But yours look good!

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    1. Thanks so much! It's my first time making bigger circles. They are not easy! I'm getting in lots of practice!

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  6. Rosemary, I love your sampler quilt and you are doing a great job of FMQ. I also am trying to improve my FMQ skills on my domestic machine and some things are much harder than others. For hard things that I want to look good, I do make some marking guides or even stitch over tissue paper. I am not for ripping out FMQ stitches.

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    1. I've always wanted to try tissue paper but have heard you have to pick paper out of the stitches so I've always kept away from it. I try telling myself that ripping out stitches will just give me extra practice! Thanks for visiting my blog!!

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