33.5 More custom Free Motion Quilting on Fans And BowsDecember 10, 2013
I have been working towards quilting this red and white quilt top of mine for over the past week. I have done a little each day, worked on a little every day, trying to figure out what to do on each section each day, getting a little further in trying to make the designs symmetrical.
I have not finished, but I have been doing an okay job at the FMQ on this red and white quilt.
I have these antennae guys in the corners between some of the red white 9 patches.
You already saw the corner arches, but I decided to go over the tops in red.
and I have some more red quilting in some of the other sections. Like on my fans. Here was the first day. Red on red if you can see.
The design on the fans becomes more evident when I quilted the red on the black.
And there is some overstitch of red on the quilting next to the fans. So I have a few more plans to cover over with red in places, and probably have some more white areas to do once I figure those out.
The back taken at some point really shows the quilting since the back is more black in nature.
And I haven’t yet made up the stitching in the brown sections of the border.
And I have a black lace that I have been wanting to add to this quilt for almost 2 years now. But that will be added after the main base has been quilted.
I always wanted this quilt to have a lot of quilting. Glad that I waited until I could be “good enough” to quilt this, but not perfect.
I have used a lot of inspirations (no feathers as of yet), I have used a few techniques that I liked, double outlining things, doing rows of beads / a.k.a. pebbles (stone bridges). And swoops. Now that I’ve started this, I need to keep inspiring myself to finish so I can knock off one inspiring quilt that has been on my list for a really really long while.
I have to start & stop sometimes due to the heat of my plug-in. Which also works out good for my shoulders too. This thing is one of my larger ‘wall quilts’ so it is probably considered lap size. I could consider quilting something bigger on Aquata, and maybe after this, I will do just that.