Wednesday, June 27, 2012

TA DAH! I FMQ this little sucker...

TA DAH! I did it - FMQ'd this little Dish Mat. Is it perfect? NO, but it's a beginning. Just need some practice. I usally 'cop' out and use my walking foot to machine on a grid, or just do simple wavy lines. Not this time. I bit the bullet and did some meandering! I can't wait to finish another top so I can try my hand at FMQ again... you know, while the thrill is still with me. LOL. Sorry for the bad picture. Note to self: must practice photo skills, too.
D9P Dish Mat, FMQ and Machine Sewn Binding
Today - for the second time - I put the binding on totally by machine. Again, it is not perfect, but it is acceptable and I don't think the pots n pans will mind as they sit on it to drip dry!  I missed the "ditch" in a couple of places, but with practice and patience that should improve also. I am happy with the corners. I'm a corner nut! *g*

Hmmmm, I'm wondering if . . .
Free Motion Quilting = FMQ
then Quilting with a
Walking Foot = FMQWF.
What do you think?

The backing is just a recycled towel. It was a little needle resistant, but I took it slow and - yippee! - there are no eyelashes on the back.

Big THANK YOU to Elaine, for the push to do this. Elaine said something wonderful to me the other day: "Give yourself the right [or permission] to play". Excellent advice!

Thank you for stopping by today for a visit. Until next time. . .

Quilty Hugs,


Elly D said...

WOW! This looks so good Cyn!! Congratulations on your finish and all machine work! Hugs

April said...

Yay for FMQ! It is so fun! and you did a great job. and beautiful corners! lovely.

Mary said...

Looks like you did a great job. Your little dish mats are really fun.

Sheila said...

Wow! Looking Good! You go girl!

Cattinka said...

Well Cyn, the quilting looks good, I defenitely give you the permission to play some more.

Rosa Robichaud said...

Your quilting is GORGEOUS Cyn.... as well as your "corner"!!!

And yes, Elaine DID give you great advice!!!

Play is permitted!


Frummie said...

Cyn, it's beautiful! How big is it? I must make one. I usually buy a drying mat in BBB (Bed Bath & Beyond). It is time for a new one.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful dish mat Cyn and your machine binding looks beautiful! Great job on the quilting on the towel!

Elaine Adair said...

Happy Day!!!! Are you surprised that it was NOT as difficult as you had led youself to believe???? Sometimes we THINK too much and make a mountain out of a molehill. Good for you - you tried something new and hey, you were successful. The next one will be even better. 8-)))