Flower Pocket Pillow by April

Summary

Category:
Home & Decoration
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-04-22T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-04-29T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This was the second pillow like this that I've done. It took much longer than the first because of the embroidery and extra quilting on the back. I'm slowly learning how to get better rhythm down with free-motion quilting, but it's happening at a much slower pace than I thought it would. At this point, I'm having a hard time imagining quilting a queen sized quilt on my machine, even though people say it's more than doable!

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Goldwillow

Comments

True

Adorable...love your pillows. I do not know how to do free motion quilting and even doing something this size is beyond my current imagination...so I am impressed!

Terryt1955

Isabella is so lucky to receive this darling pillow.! I too am terrified to try FMQ, I can't even say it out loud, so hats off to you. You are smart to try it on a smaller project. You'll be getting to queen size in no time. Like Audrey Hepburn said, "There's no impossible only I'm possible".

April

True, Carol - thank you! Terry, very nice words - thank you!

Goldwillow

I quilt nearly all of mine on my Bernina 440. You just have to get a feel for it. That said, I think your FMQ looks great. I make practice sandwiches with random bits of batting I sew together to make Franken-batting. Now I do a few swirls on a sandwich to test my tension and brainstorm designs BEFORE putting a needle to my precious tops! Also this website is an invaluable resource http://www.daystyledesigns.com/365abc.htm
Keep up the good work :)

Rebecca

I love all the details on this! Your FMQ looks good - the loopy design is nice.

April

Goldwillow, thanks for the advice. I will check out the link. I find myself repeating a mantra in my head while FMQ, a mantra which tells me over and over which way to move next. I think I'll do better when I stop being so nervous about it! Rebecca, thank you! The loopy design idea is something I first spotted in Elizabeth Hartman's A Practical Guide to Patchwork.

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