I've now been quilting for three and a half years. This blog is my personal quilting diary, that charts my progress (and occasional regression) from the start. I use it so I can look back at my past projects...and hopefully see my skills improve!

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Table Topper and FMQ

I didn't get around to posting last week, but I kept busy...despite gashing my middle finger with a rotary cutter.  I won't be doing that again, any time soon.  I ended up going to the hospital as it was still bleeding heavily 9 hours later.  Alginate dressings are magic and it is lucky I don't use that finger very often.

 Week 12 FMQ Challenge

On Thursday last week, I made a table topper at Kathy's Patch with the help of Jo.  For some reason, I struggled to work out how to position my triangles.  I bought a 60 degree triangle ruler a few weeks ago, so it was a bonus to be able to find a use for it!  Even better, I bought a reel of variegated King Tut a couple of years ago, and the topper colours were perfect for it.  I found quilting it on the shop Janome tricky as the foot bounces, whereas my Bernina foot doesn't.  I also had a bandage on my finger, so my FMQ wasn't as good as usual...or at least, that's my excuse!

I also made a small quilt, but cannot post about it yet, as it is a present.

Week 13 FMQ Challenge

So far, I've stayed on track and managed to practice every week. I bought this fabric a while ago, with a view to cutting it up and using it for brodeie perse...but I couldn't bring myself to cut it up, so I thought I'd quilt it instead. I outlined all the flowers, stems, leaves and butterflies first. The background stitch is one I haven't attempted before. I didn't want to distract from the flowers. Not sure what I will do with it. It is 20 inches square.


  1. Well done. I really like the quilted print. You could make a sewing machine cover or a lovely bag out of it.

  2. your work is just beautiful - so sorry about your finger - thankfully all is well! came via Esher's blog link up :)

  3. Love love those colours you used in that table topper, make another one and what a fantastic bag it would make as a Xmas present. Way to go with your quilting keep having fun Glenda