Thursday, April 5, 2012

APRIL FMQ CHALLENGE

I am so happy!  The technique for transferring a quilting pattern to the quilt block worked for me.  I have a quilt that I made with these blocks and I finally got it put together.  I received the quilting pattern from the quilt shop where I took the class, and was wondering how I was going to be able to transfer it to the quilt.  Thanks for the tutorial, Don!  It worked like a charm and I now feel much better about doing the quilting.  

It's kind of hard to see the pattern on this block, so I took a picture of the back.


The pattern is quite easy because you don't have to backtrack at all and can quilt the complete block without stopping - that is if you don't make any mistakes.


Another big bonus for me, was that with my new Janome 6600 sewing machine, I was able to use two different colors of thread, light on the bottom and brown on the top.  I wanted to test this out because the fabric that I have for the backing of the quilt is light and most of the quilt top is dark.  With my old machine, I was never able to get the tension good enough to do it without it showing through.  Yea!!!

14 comments:

Joanne said...

Your quilting is lovely - great design.

Janet O. said...

Very nice quilting job, Ruth. I had seen photos of this method of marking before, but it was nice to see video of it. I am anxious to try it out, but I never seem to get the challenge completed until the last day of the month. I wonder why that is the case? : )

Ann at Prairie Primrose said...

Wonderful! I will be working on this months challenge soon and am quite excited to try it out!

Ray and Jeanne said...

Great job! I love this technique - it really solves a lot of problems with transferring a design. Your design is very nice! ~Jeanne

---"Love" said...

Pretty block; pretty quilting design, very well stitched! You just keep getting better and better! ---"Love"

Grit said...

Wow, toll gequiltet.
Liebe Grüße Grit from Germany

quilt32 said...

I would love to be able to quilt like that. Beautiful job.
Lillian
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Liriopia said...

Oh, you're getting so good at this!

Liri

Lori said...

It looks fantastic!! Nice quilting!

Beth said...

You are doing an awesome job with these FMQ challlenges.! Looks great.

a good yarn said...

That has worked a treat! A really nice design. ann :-)

CaroleM said...

Great job!

Diane Wild said...

Your design looks great. I like this method of transferring motifs. It makes the quilting go so much better. Nice job.

Can't Stop Stitchin said...

what a great Motif for this block ~