So I have tested my FMQ skills on lots of test sandwiches and even have completed about half of a queen sized donation quilt, but I have never trusted myself enough to actually FMQ a quilt that I truly love. Until now.
This quilt is made out of Joel Dewberry\’s Heirloom collection. I bought a couple of yards as soon as it came out, I LOVE this collection! I tried to go to sleep that night but couldn\’t, so I went up to my sewing room about 1:30a and cut out and \”designed\” this quilt. I say that loosely because I did not follow any pattern or see anything like it before, but after I made it I saw several that were similar, so I\’m not going to infringe on their design, but I swear I came up with it on my own!
When I was deciding how to quilt it and had gotten the nerve up to actually FMQ it, I realized I hated the way stippling looks, sorry if it\’s your favorite but I just don\’t like it. I\’m a loopy kind of girl. So that\’s what I went with.
Overall it took me probably about 2 hours to quilt this lap sized quilt. I love how quickly you can finish one doing it this way!! I love hand quilting but as I have been hand quilting my best friend\’s wedding quilt for about 6 months now, and the wedding has already passed and I\’m still not done, I can see the benefits of machine quilting.
And here is the finished quilt! This will be for one of my best friend\’s from college who is getting married this weekend. It is in the washer now and when it gets out I will embroider the To:/From:. Oops I forgot to do that before..