Tuesday, March 6, 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Since last week's post, my shipment from Connecting Threads arrived and I busily got down to work on the quilt tops that have been accumulating! First up was Chrysalis. I basted, quilted and bound this one in just a few days. I love it! (more details here)


Next up was the Sparkle top, made following this QAL. I decided to try free motion for the first time on a large project, and chose to do loops in rows like I saw on Stitched in Color last week. I am glad that I chose a design done in rows for my first time, because FMQ on a large project is HARD! Much different than on a small project. I have some weird little jiggedy spots where I didn't re-start very well, but overall it's going pretty good. Can't say I'm very relaxed yet though, and it's definitely not soothing! I have less than 1/4 left to do, so it's actually gone pretty fast considering I only basted this today. I'm trying the Connecting Threads Essential Cotton thread for the first time and I've had no issues with it whatsoever. Seems like a good product and a good value.

That's about all that's on my plate this week. Looking forward to seeing what the rest of you are up to!

15 comments:

Debbie said...

oh your fmq looks great! And congrats again on the chrysalis - it's awesome!

Molly said...

Love both of your quilts, they really are fantastic... stunning work~

Tanya said...

I love the quilting on both. Very nicely done!

QuiltyGirl said...

I love the rows of loops! I've pinned it for future reference. :-)

Live a Colorful Life said...

I think if you are machine quilting, you are accomplishing a lot! While I've made a lot of quilts, I have not done very much machine quilting on my own, so I admire those who are gutsy enough to just do it!

Kristy QP said...

Love the quilting on your Chrysalis quilt - fantastic!

Well done on the FMQ - it certainly does take a bit to get the hang of doesn't it. I have yet to try it on a large project - bit scared hehe!

Kelly said...

Fantastic quilting and gorgeous quilts!

Marg said...

Love the quilting on Chrysalis, and your FMQ looks great.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Lovely quilts. The quilting on the Chrysalis is amazing!

Kerstin said...

Two wonderful quilts with great quilting on them!

Jennifer said...

great job on the quilting! they look fabulous!

Gina said...

I love your Chrysalis quilt too! The colors and quilting are fantastic! Congrats on your fmq, it looks great, I've yet to try it!

Katie B. said...

Your FMQ looks awesome! Love the loops.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The fmq looks so great! I agree it's hard work but it looks excellent :)

Nicole said...

Nice quilting! Did you use a walking foot for those circles?