I'm definitely more of a piecer than a quilter so it's an ongoing struggle to tame my TBQ pile. While my FMQ skills on my domestic are definitely improving there are quilts that either because of the design or their size are better quilted on the longarm. I went thru my pile and set up a series of appointments at Laurena's Longarm, my local rental spot. It's been awhile so I started with some simple pantographs to get back into the swing of things and knock things off the list but now I'm ready to do some more custom FMQ designs.
Boston MQG has a solids challenge coming up so I thought this would be a good chance to play with color schemes. I made a quick trip over to Quilter's Way and picked up a stack of Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids that coordinate with this old fave Kaffe Fassett Serape Faded.
Joel Dewberry Deer Valley print I picked up at Marden's. As soon as I saw that the entire plan came together... Seafoam!
Angela Do?" To make the most of my quilting time I made a print out of the finished top and sat down with my go to, Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters, to make a plan. This was a HUGE help and saved me from wasting my quilting time trying to think of what to do next though I did make a few changes on the fly based on what wasn't working for me and the realities of working on a longarm.
Three Things Machine Quilters Shouldn't Do so I tried to keep these in mind every time I look at those not quite round circles;-)
What's your favorite FMQ design?