Friday, July 10, 2015

Free motion quilting!

It's been a busy month, with foster kittens who are into everything around the house, but I've been able to get some free motion quilting done during nap time.  I tried some "Off The Edge" quilting--the first one I made I fused a print fabric down on a larger piece of fabric then quilted around the edges--

The only problem was that the fusing didn't stick at the edges all the way around, so I had to stitch.  So, I tried again, and this time I stitched the edge, adding a border, then added enough fabric to make a baby blanket for a baby shower that I have tomorrow:

I'm a lot happier with this version!

Latest foster kittens--two sweet little boys:

They look like angels, but they are little devils!

I'm linking up  Free Motion Mavericks today


  1. beautiful job on the FMQ - i love the border you picked for the second project, too! They are both lovely.

  2. Nice job on the off the edge idea! You are good at FMQ for sure :-)

  3. Hello Laura,

    Off the edge looks really good fun, it gives such effective designs, and your quilting in the borders complements the central panels perfectly. This is a technique that is on my (very long) list of things to try.

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

    Love, Muv