Quilting On A Friend Going Home
Quilting on a Friend is on it’s way home. Still, The Rolling Stones were singing Waiting on a Friend from their Tattoo You album while I was quilting. Humming under my breath, I’m just quilting on a friend and having a blast doing it too. Big thank you to Mary for trusting me with this exquisite piece, and letting me practice FMQ. You won’t see the finished piece here. First of all, it’s not done as it is missing its binding. Secondly, it’s Mary prize to share so you’ll have to stalk her website for all the dets. That link takes you to her post back in October 2017 when it was first complete!
Quilting On a Friend – the Beginning
Details were shared earlier this month, about how Mary and I put our collaborative minds together, and we came up with a plan. Instagram and Facebook saw a picture as I was snapping on my quilting gloves to begin. One more was shared to show how helpful my new light was on this snowy day.
I was thrilled with the pattern Mary selected because I could stitch continuously without breaking the thread. Since I had tried on my acrylic board first, I had the road map in my mind and the center was complete in no time. Seriously, before lunch and with only 1.5 bobbins. Here’s a look at the center and the adorable hedgehog fabric Mary selected.
What about the border??
After a nice salad lunch break, I turned my attention to the border. I had a stencil plan in mind, but would it still be okay? Sue, what do you think? Yes indeed it would work – where’s my yard stick. I’m marking the corners first – they need to be all the same.
Ugg, math is needed to space this out perfectly. Thirty-one inches divided by 7.5″ isn’t a nice round number. The Pounce Pad was initially carried out for this project, but the little Clover chalk marker worked even better. And I wasn’t covered in chalk like I was for good ‘ole Rainy Day. Someday that will get quilted, too.
I extended the stencil marks so that I would remember which line to sew to in each corner. Now was not the time to mess this up!!
Walking Foot Wonder
I forgot to mention that I tested the chalk on the reverse side to ensure it would come off completely. It did, thankfully. Switching out my FMQ foot for the walking foot made this task a breeze. The photo on the right shows a couple of mountain tops that mimic the half-square triangles. Quilting on a Friend is a wrap . . . for this time. Don’t look too closely – it is not perfect by a long mile. Mary will add the binding and her Random Intentions can find a way to its permanent home. I’m happy to have a small part in its journey. I hope we get to do this again. ~smile~
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