Tuesday, August 16, 2011


No...that's not a typo....I'm actually having some fun with this FMQ thing ;-)

I'm only three bobbins into the FMQ part of quilting SuperStar (not including the quilting already ripped out), but so far, so good.

Remember, I already quilted spirals in the star centers.  Now, getting back to the background space, I am doing free form loops with some stars quilted in here and there.  Once I decided to switch bobbin thread, adjust my tension (the machine tension, that is), relax, and take periodic breaks, the process is going much smoother.  

I have still have a long way to go...not only with this quilt....but also with FMQ in general....
....better get back to work!

What are you working on today?
Have an amazing day!


  1. Looking great, Rene'! You and your son will love it when it's done!

  2. You're doing a fabulous job! It looks great. I love the random little stars thrown in . . . Today I'm working on . . . customer quilts on the longarm. I really like the one I have on the frame right now, which definitely makes it more interesting and fun.

  3. "adjusting your tension" made me smile. I would have to adjust MY tension too, and I don't mean my machine. It's going to be a beautiful quilt!

  4. So happy you're making progress with your fab quilt! It looks great so far. You are going to be so happy you did this one all yourself!

  5. Good for you! I'm so glad you're having fun with it. The quilting looks pretty good.

    I worked all day today and then went to guild meeting. No sewing for me today. Long, grueling day at work.

  6. looks great - I am still a long way from FMQ but applaud your efforts!

  7. Your middle son is going to enjoy having his quilt at FSU. I look forward to seeing a picture of it on his dorm bed.