Wednesday 24 October 2012

WIP Wednesday: Some FMQ and a Backing

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

This Wednesday I was able to work some more on my Christmas Exchange Quilt. I opted to use my walking foot to quilt straight lines close to the ditch. Note: not stitch-in-the-ditch because I'm terrible at it.

I used brown thread which isn't really floating my boat, but it was a matter of availability. After quilting all the straight lines I was feeling ho-hum. Then I started free motion quilting the border using a random stippling pattern in a teal fabric. This part of the quilting I loooooooooove. 

My neck was killing me after 45 minutes, so I decided to put that on hold for another day (plus I needed to change the bobbin anyway, so it was a good breaking point) and I got to work on the backing for my Dr. Seuss quilt. This is a Christmas gift intended for a special little boy, and I used a length of multi-coloured fabric with names of all the Seuss books all over it. 
(My cats were NOT being helpful).

I also picked up this variegated red thread to quilt Seuss:
I plan to use white thread on the back, and the red on the front in a random herringbone pattern like this one from Film in the Fridge:
Photo courtesy of Film in the Fridge
I am excited to be making progress as we near November. How did November sneak up on us like this?

Lynn (aka Buttons)


  1. mean you didn't need a fabric weight? :0)

  2. A little bit at a time still counts and eventually gets the job done. The red thread for the quilting is lovely.