Monday, April 20, 2015

FMQ and Downton Abbey


I just started machine quilting Ladies of Downton Abbey. I had made a plan and practiced it a few times. I forced myself to start quilting on the actual quilt. I'm so afraid I'm going to screw it up! I tried to implement a few concepts I learned at MQX. I definitely went slower which really increased my control. I still screwed up a bit here and there, but overall, it's coming along well!


I really love the effect of the quilting on the back. The quilting is so easy to see on the off white background. It makes the back so very interesting! I'm using King Tut in a variegated beige. King Tut is a little thicker than I prefer but I just love the color so much! I'm definitely using a finer thread next time!

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  1. Rosemary you did it just beautifully... You only can master something if you practice. I love what you chose for the quilt design.

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    1. Thank you, Sally! It's always a challenge to decide how to quilt a project. I'm liking this the more I do it.

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  2. I'm sure you are being too critical of yourself! It looks great!

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    1. Thank you, Em! Just trying to find the best design I can actually do!

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  3. this is really super looking--love your quilting--and that backing fabric. I have a DQA charm pack that is calling my name from my stash...hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! It's fun to quilt now that I decided what I was doing!

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  4. Great choice of design for the blocks. Keep going, this looks fantastic.

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Karin! So nice to hear!

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