Today is Free Motion Quilting Friday over at Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting Project.
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- Link up with a post that features something about Free Motion Quilting (FMQ).
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- Comment on at least a few of the other FMQF links. Share your love of free motion quilting and make this weekly link up a fun way to connect!
I did get some more of the white sections quilted, but I haven't even started on the pink and purple. I'm trying to figure out what exactly to do there. I'm pretty concerned that this quilt is going to have too much quilting - a concern I've never had before - and that it will be stiff. In these pink and purple sections, I want it to be quilted enough that it doesn't feel uneven or off balance, but not so much that it adds to the stiffness.
I bought some gorgeous purple Aurifil when Mom and I went to Sew Main Street the other day, so I thought I'd try that out along with the white. I couldn't find a pink that worked, so now I'm in a dilemma about whether I should try to match all the fabrics and find a pink thread, keep quilting all in white, or quilt both the pink and purple sections in the purple thread.
Too many decisions, and you know this is when I get bogged down and put a project off to the side to work on something else that is much more fun.
Here are a few examples of what I tried. Your input is welcome and wanted!
This is a loopy flower that I like in the white thread.
A simple meander in the purple thread.
On the left is a double wavy line in the purple thread that reminds me of ribbon. Get it? Family Ties? On the right is a pretty terrible loopy heart design with a bunch of stray threads that make the quilting look even worse than it is.
So here are the questions:
- Do I use white or purple thread? Do I need to find pink thread too?
- Which design works best?
- Am I totally over thinking this? (Wait, I think I know the answer to that one.)