FMQ Practice Pot Cozy

I have been practicing my Free Motion Quilting (FMQ). I still feel like I have a long way to go but man I have come a long way. I think the turning point for me was doing a large charity quilt that was just made of 12 inch blocks, and trying a new quilting design in each block. This helped me practice moving in different ways, curves, diagonals, sharp corners, etc. I also was able to find several designs that really clicked with me. I decided to practice these on a larger scale with several quilts, made lots of mistakes, and that is how I have gotten to where I am today.

I found myself not being as precise as I should be because I knew something that little wouldn\’t show after I washed the quilt. I knew that to take myself to the next level that I would need to practice that fine motor skill so I decided to make a pot cozy with some orphan blocks that I had.

I had accidentally made these two birds backwards for a bee I was in but I loved them so I surrounded them in bright coordinating solids and spruced them up with some quilting around the edges.

Here is the front:

FMQ Pot Cozy Front

Here is the back:

FMQ Pot Cozy Back

And here are some close ups of the quilting that I did on the edges:

FMQ Pot Cozy LimeFMQ Pot Cozy BlueFMQ Pot Cozy Blue Swirl

This one is my favorite. ๐Ÿ™‚

FMQ Pot Cozy Yellow

Pebbling can use some work on this side.

FMQ Pot Cozy Green Paisley

I would like to play with these two on a bigger scale:

FMQ Pot Cozy OrangeFMQ Pot Cozy Green

I had a strip left over and Alex kept asking for a bookmark so I made the leftover strip into a bookmark. A THICK bookmark. Hey, it\’s the thought that counts. I also sent some Banana Bread to make up for the unuseable bookmark. ๐Ÿ™‚

Alex\'s Package, FMQ Bookmark

I\’m glad with the progress I have made but I still have a long way to go. Don\’t we all?


Linking up to: Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts

6 thoughts on “FMQ Practice Pot Cozy

  1. I'm right there with you with the FMQ thing! I did meander the heck out of a baby quilt I am working on finishing, but I need to find some ways to work on some other patterns.


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