I’m afraid that since I was without my machine for a time, I haven’t been able to complete my goal for February. I did begin it before my baby left me and I’m very anxious to get it back.
I’ve decided to use my walking foot to do the quilting. I get the best results that way until I get more proficient doing FMQ. Every week I try to spend a few minutes practicing on some scrap batting and muslin. I think I’m getting better at stippling and I’m looking for the courage to try it on my disappearing hour-glass quilt. I’m hoping by the end of the quilt I should be even better at it.
Back to my Stained Glass Quilt. Instead of falling back on my straight lines from end to end of the quilt, I’ve decided to try to kick it up a notch. On the 8X4 inch patches, I’ve stitched three rows of diagonal lines every two inches apart.
My vision is to do a different design on each size block. On the blocks that are square, I’m thinking of doing some square quilting with in the square. I think that three lines on each side of the block will be enough to emphasize the block. I haven’t decided what to do on the large rectangles or long skinny blocks yet.
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