Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dresden Daisies Inspiration

Today's Free Motion Quilting practice was based on Leah Day's Dresden Daisies however, I modified the design a little.  I left off two horizontal petals.  This design actually reminds me of something else I've seen but I can't put my finger on it.  As you can see, I started off stitching small.  It wasn't intentional.  I always start off too small.  Or at least smaller than I like.  They gradually got larger until I finally hit on a size that I like.  To make a nicer looking piece I probably should have traveled to the next row via the outside stitching line.

I like this tufted look.  I'd like to work them into the pink/green quilt somehow.  As an aside, when I make up the next batch of FMQ practice quilt sandwiches, I'm going to leave a wider border of fabric around the outside.  By cutting off the fabric so close to the outside stitching line, I don't have much to hold onto.

Follow-up on the chalk markers:  I got a little nervous about whether the markings would come out so this morning I handwashed the top.  I had to scrub a little on the darker ones, but all the markings came out.  I didn't want to wait until after I quilted the top to find out that the markings wouldn't come out.  Big relief.  Note to self:  Save time...follow directions.

Hope you had a good day.

1 comment:

Stray Stitches said...

Great design and your fmq looks perfect. I like the suggestion of the widers borders as I have found it difficult to hold onto the sides too - something I don't need since I'm still learning. My next sandwiches will have wider borders.