Friday, October 28, 2011

FMQ - Bright Star

I made another quilt sandwich, but this time I used a walking foot to "baste" it and mark the grid lines at the same time.

I think practicing is making a difference because the lines of Bright Star were pretty darn straight right from the start.  

What was tough for me was crossing in the middle.  Even though I drew a spot in the center, I didn't hit the mark consistently.   But I think the large and small blocks look great together. I took a cue from Pat at colormequilty and decided to put my new FMQing skills to use and make some nice new potholders.  I picked up insulating batting called Insul-Bright today.  I wonder if it will feel different under the needle. I'll let you know!

8 comments:

  1. I love the way you've done your stars in the grid. I think it looks great having several together. Good luck with the pot pot holders. I'll be interested to hear what insul bright is like to sew. I bought some ages ago but I've not tried using it yet.

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  2. Your bright stars look great!

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  3. Marvelous job with bright star. I love the different size combinations! I didn't have any problems quilting with Insul-bright, it stitched great. Thanks for the link! :)

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  4. Like the different sizes - have to say I kept my sample small this time as I didn't think i could keep a straight line without a wobble or two!

    I have sewed with insulbrite - it wasn't a problem but I was just outlining!

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  5. Your fmq looks great. I really like the little ones. It reminds me of 4 patches of pinwheels.

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  6. It looks great! I like the combo between the large star and the "quarter" stars. They look great together - clearly marking the center worked well for you :)

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  7. Your combination of different sizes looks excellent. And how sensible to use the samples in a practical fashion!

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  8. You did an excellent job! From what I can see your centers look great. And I like the different sizes right next to each. Looks great!

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