14 February 2013

Progress Finally: Free Motion Quilting and Quilt-A-Long

It has been very slow going around here but I did manage to finish piecing together my Starburst Block it is 40" x 40".  I hope to be able to start Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) on this tomorrow.  I picked up the fabric for the binding the other day, I am going to use the Sprout print in straw from the Madrona Road line by Violet Craft for Michael Miller.  I have already spray basted this and am using a vintage sheet for the backing. 

I did some FMQ practice today on my mini quilts for my side tables.  I am really happy how they turned out.  I even got the binding on today, just have to finish hand stitching it down.  

Here is some close up shots of the FMQ. 

I also took some pictures of the back, I am as proud of the back as I am of the front.  I got no eyelashes even with all the curves.   Now to tackle my Skill Builder block for January since February block will come out tomorrow. 

I also have finished up a new table runner for February.  Sorry about the picture, it was taken in my sewing room and it is hard to get clear photos.   

Hope to quilt that up this week to but I am sure it won't be till next week as the kids have Friday off and I don't usually get much sewing in on the weekends. 

Thanks for stopping by. 



  1. Lovely starbust block!! So pretty!!

  2. Your Starburst block is beautiful. And your FMQ is looking fabulous! Very good job.

  3. Love your fabric choices for your Starburst block! How pretty.

  4. OMG! Your quilts are lovely and your FMQ rocks! Thanks so much for linking in and sharing them with the rest of us!