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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Quilting the Cats


I think a lot of you follow the blog 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs.
I thought that this quilt would be perfect to try out some of her ideas. You can't really see the one on the brown border outside the rick rack but it is from Day 30 and is called Trailing Tears. It's very nice for a narrow border but it was difficult to see what I was doing on the dark color. That's why I didn't use it on the brown area inside the rick rack.


This one is called Hardwood Floor but it looked fine as a house wall. Maybe I should have made it go crossways. I'll try that on the next house.


The walls of this house are done with Tree Bark and the roof is Checkerboard from Day 19. The sky is done with a cloud pattern that I have used often on my skies.
I can see that I need to do a lot of work on accuracy. I also have a bit of a problem seeing where I am going with the FM foot that came with my machine. I may have to look for a more open one or try to alter this one.

8 comments:

floribunda... aka Julie said...

great quilting, Joyce! I've been playing with Leah's designs, too, and hope to have something to show soon...

Debra said...

At least you are trying something new--that's progress!

jovaliquilts said...

I love the quilting -- so much texture, and the designs really go with the quilt. I haven't seen that blog, but I'm on my way now.

Wanda said...

Wonderful! And fun!

Libby Fife said...

The stitching looks good. Can't wait to see what the books bring:)

LC said...

I'm following Leah's blog too, and you have made some excellent application choices! Love those little houses.

Myra said...

Your experimenting looks wonderful Joyce! You did a great job! Don't you just love that blog of free motion quilting! Very useful!!! 8-)

Chris said...

What a perfect project to try out these quilting designs. You have a very steady hand.