Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Free Motion Quilting Challenge Day 5 - real progress - I finished a quilt!

Real progress today I believe...
I relaxed...
I chose a larger project 16x17"
I switched to Aerofil Madeira thread in top and bottom to match the fabric
I used my open toe quilting foot
I didn't "fear" or "hesitate", I went forth with gusto - and did circles all over
because that's what I felt confident to do
Here it is - my very first ever machine quilted quilt!  Thank you for your encouragement everyone!!!

I actually LOVE the results on the back!

I feel very encouraged...both by my results and your comments and suggestions!
Thank you, FMQers!!

It's kind of funny that my Dachshund will receive the very first machine quilted quilt I ever made!!  :-)
Shhh...don't tell my kids, OK?

Then, I got so excited that I actually completed something, that I even pinned on the binding and plan to sew it on tonight!  Little Gunnar should have a lovely, warm place to sleep now.

I'm thinking about making the directions for this little quilt available to everyone for free...
but first I'd like to know if you or your friends might be interested if I went to the trouble of writing them up and creating a free PDF file link for downloading?

I used my Ellageo embroidery machine with Dakota Collectibles embroidery for the Dachshund design and his name.  I chose contrasting fabrics with stripes running in two directions equally around the dog in the center and this is done all in flannel.  

My next quilt is a larger, full size with a unique Jacob's Ladder top, also in flannel.
Please let me know if you're interested in these easy, quick quilt patterns - thank you!


  1. Looks great!! Isn't it fun once you get going? I need to do more of it....because it is new each time I sit down to do it.....nice job

  2. Looks great.

    I'd love to do the 22 day free motion challenge - and will probably try something similar when I'm ready to do it. Too much other stuff going on around here these two weeks. Gotta go camping this weekend.

    Cheers, K

  3. Wow! Great work on your first free-motion quilting project. I'm sure your dog will love it. :)

  4. very nice! I am sure the dog will love it.

  5. Congratulations on finishing the quilting! Have fun with the binding, that's my favorite part!

  6. Congratulations on a machine quilted quilt. It is really nice, I love the colour!


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