More FMQ!!

I made more progress machine quilting. This time I quilted safety pins/pulleys. I saw the term channel quilting and I guess that's what I'm doing. I'm quilting every other open channel. I must admit I quilted 2 areas right next to each other. It took a long time to rip out all those stitches! I've chosen a different quilting pattern for each individual area. I still have to decide what pattern to use for my next area.

Here's a close up:

I started off a little shaky but feel it got better as I practiced and progressed through my quilt top. It added some great texture to my quilt. I'm really enjoying this process and feel I'm growing more comfortable with each new pattern I try.

I also started putting together the Basket Case quilt. This took a lot longer than I thought it would.
Again, I had to iron seams while sewing the blocks together. It's so much easier when the seams are going in opposite directions.

One row down, only 5 to go!!

It's snowing out, again! I heard the cold weather is returning after one day in the 30's. I think this may be the longest winter yet! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. Progress on your FMQ and the safety pins/pulleys pattern looks great! Can't wait to see your Basket Case quilt done, the first row looks great!

    1. Thank you so much for the encouraging words! So nice to hear!

  2. It's great that you are learning so much about FMQ.
    Having to pull out all those machine stitches must have been lots of fun...not!

    1. Why does it take so long to rip out stitches?? It seemed to take forever! But it had to be done!!

  3. That looks so effective...I really like it

    1. Thanks! It's fun and looks good with what I've done so far.


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