Wednesday, November 20, 2013

W.i.P. Wednesday: Christmas is Coming!

This week I've been quilting away on my Figgy Pudding runner.  I tried a ribbon candy swirl on the inside white boxes.  It's not too bad if you don't look at where I turned the corners (which you instantly did). 

I always like to make a sample to practice my design, adjust my thread tension, and choose a thread color before quilting any project.  The fancy term is a Maquette but around here they're referred to as yet another mug rug;-)  In this case I made a sparkle star block and then tried a loopy stipple.  I love the way it looks like Christmas lights.  Once I felt like I had it under control I used this to quilt the setting triangles and finally finished quilting my table runner.

I slapped on the binding and just need a movie night to finish this one up...  just in time for the holidays;-)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
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  1. Turning corners is the hardest with that ribbon candy quilting design. I still don't have it quite down. It takes some serious planning even though you wouldn't think so. Can't wait to see this one all finished. I really like all of the custom quilting you did here.

  2. Are you using metallic thread? My machine didn't seem to like it when I tried that but it was a Coats brand I think. What kind are you using?

    1. Yes, I'm using the Superior Threads Metallic. I had to adjust my bobbin tension and I'm using a metallic needle. Burying my knots was a challenge but I haven't had any breakage problems. Good luck!!!

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  3. The holly and berries as well as the ribbon candy look great. I really love the little loops that look like holiday lights. I have some Figgy Pudding Christmas Fabric that I seriously need to use!

  4. So very pretty....great quilting on the holly

  5. This quilt is looking great! Your FMQ has improved greatly. It looks awesome.
    Love to see all these new FMQ designs.

    Oh love the color of that binding! Is it Grunge basic?