Here's a picture of my test swatch of FMQ at the sewing machine table:
- To make this design, start with a small circle, when you get to the end of the circle, make a larger circle, when you get to the end of that circle, do some squiggles until you are in a spot for a new one, repeat, repeat, repeat ....
-This pattern was easy on the table and on the frame, it didn't look quite so round when I was doing the design on the frame but I'm pleased with the look anyway.
A look at the quilting from the back:
Binding this quilt turned out to be quite the adventure! I miscalculated how much fabric I would need for the binding and I was a little over ONE strip too short, to solve this I figured I would do some scrappy binding and add in some coordinating fabric from my stash (I did not feel like driving across town to the fabric store during rush hour) ... I was sewing along thinking I had solved my problem and then I realized, I was way short even with the scraps I had added in. I had half a strip from the leftovers so I did some serious MacGyver-ing and made one last strip. It worked out fine, but it was pretty annoying. Moral of this long binding story, double check your math!
|MacGyver-ed binding! Not recommended!!!|
Have you ever had to MacGyver some part of your quilt? Did it work out better than your original plan?
I'm linking this up with Try New Things Thursdays since I was trying curves AND scrappy (REAL SCRAPPY) binding!