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Monday, February 1, 2010

Hearts Hearts Hearts

Just a couple of weeks away now and we will be celebrating Valentines day. To get a head start on the season, I put together one of these fast and fun little candle mats, a part of the Quilted Table Tablerunner January Challenge. It was the perfect project to work on some of my domestic machine quilting skills (or lack of) :-)  I have to say, that there is a sense of accomplishment when you are able to do a small project and see it completed in a couple of hours. I am very new at the domestic machine quilting. We have a little "Club" at our local quilt shop that is just a ton of fun. Playing not only with movement, but threads, fabrics and battings is a blast! If all goes well, I might even become semi efficient with this little process.  Here is the back view, which I think I like as much as the front! Grab a couple of fat quarters and some batting, drop thoses feed dogs and give it a try, you will be surprised at how much fun it can be! Caution though, it may become addicting! 


  1. Your free motion quilting is gorgeous.

  2. You are really doing great with your quilting! It is beautiful!!! Makes me wish I had the patience to do that!

  3. Beautiful job on the quilting! I think you're more than "semi-efficient" at this already!


  4. I am just about to teach myself FM quilting...did a one day workshop to get my bearings. Any hints or tips for the newbie free motioner?!


  5. Just jump in and play. There really isn't much other than making sure your back doesn't flip under while your quilt. Pinning wasn't really my bag, so I used quilt basting spray. It is worth it after ripping out a few of my things! ARRRGH. :-)


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