Wow, Mary - this is really stunning .I love those blues and purples...and the border fabric you have chosen is perfect. Can't wait to see this one completed.
Gorgeous...glad you pulled it back out and decided to work on it again. Can't wait to see the finished product!
Beautiful, True. Can't wait to see it finished!
Thank you! This was a real experiment and departure for me...and I loved it but then was stuck. I found a website late last night that showed some ideas for using FMQ to finish something like this...so will be trying it out once borders are on. Have to decide which fabrics to use, order, etc. so many decisions;-)
I love the grass quilting! Good for you for jumping in and keep going...
This is beautiful! Your quilting really enhances the piece!
Isn't it the greatest feeling when it clicks & you can "see" how you want to quilt a piece? Hands down, that's my favorite part now.
Love the grass! This works great, Mary! The quilting totally enhances this piece of art - display it with pride!!!
This is so beautiful- really creative fabric choices and your design is wonderful- everything works- love it:)
Its looking good! I love the thread grass - great idea. Free motion quilting takes a lot of patience and practice before you feel comfortable with it. You are off to a great start!!!
Awesome quilt! I love it! I have a thing about quilted trees and this one is great. I love the color choices. Good for you to be brave enough to try something new and to post it!
True So what is your new method for joining binding endings? I always sweat that part out!
Terryt1955 It is from Carol Doak's book on paper piecing. She has you mark the ends in a specific way and use those marks to guide you...I will see if I can find online anywhere and share it. I am not sure if I wrote it out without pictures it would make sense. Stay tuned
Love the finished quilt! Great job with your FMQing.
This is beautiful! I just love the trees and grass :)
Carolmarie thank you and yes I FMQ this one...I have found I do not like it as much on some of my more traditional quilts but for quilts like this and some other I consider more artsy I am really glad I have learned it enough to use it on them.
I love the quilting on this. That is my new goal is to learn to free motion quilt.
Quilt455 I only can do it on small pieces and then not all that well...but for this kind of quilt I love it.
This is truly lovely. It just makes me want to shout, GROW!
True, I am goingnto start small too with the machine quilting. Going to make some mug rugs, after my finger heals. I now know why people use a glove when using a rotary cutter. Grrr
Oh Quilt455 what did you do?!! I do not use a glove but I am so terrified of cutting myself with the rotary cutter...hope you are ok!
Well I am not used to working with such little pieces of fabric and was cutting a 1 1/2 in square and oooops my finger got to close to the cutter. 2 hours in urgent care and a few stiches later, my finger is back together. Yes, now I am afraid of the cutter and will always, always use a glove from this point on. Whoever I decide to give that mug rug too better love it cause blood and tears really did go into it. lol But I am really fine. thanks for asking.
This is a stunning quilt.