Wednesday, 3 June 2009

BQL Challenge May

This is actually a sample piece for my City & Guilds but fitted perfectly with the BQL theme of machine trapunto and free motion quilting.
My final C&G piece is a cushion for Robert and the theme is skulls. The cushion is almost finished and I will post about it soon.

The FMQ on this piece took hours because the quilting was so dense. I have used a variegated grey cotton thread which I think works well however cotton does tend to break on my machine when I use it for FMQ which is annoying to say the least!
As well as working on the skull cushion I still have to finish my biggest piece which is the Laura Ashley Quilt I started before Christmas. The centre of this is all hand pieced and it is much more time consuming and difficult than I thought. I still have quite a bit of hand piecing left to do, so this is going to have to take all my quilting time for the rest of this month.
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1 comment:

Jude said...

Time consuming, maybe...but it's very effective!!