FMF Quilt Top

FMF Quilt Top, originally uploaded by joomoolynn.

I have finally started piecing together my memorial quilt top. I keep putting it off. I think it’s because I feel nervous about it. I want it to turn out how I want it in my head and I know that rarely happens (it is not happening perfectly in this case).

I love the look of pinwheels, but man I am having issues with wonkiness and warping! I have starched the heck out of them but I am still having some issues.

I think I am really out of practice. I haven’t quilted in a looooong time. I really never sew anymore, very rarely. I really love sewing, I need to make it more of a priority in my life.

I am debating wether I want to hand quilt this or send it to a long arm quilter. I have never hand quilted before and I am intimidated by it. I love the way hand quilting looks though.

If anyone has any suggestions or tips, I would so appreciate them 🙂

Happy Monday!

6 Responses to “FMF Quilt Top”

  1. 1 JLener March 14, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    What is this quilt for? It is LOVELY! Beautiful color choices, as ALWAYS.

  2. 2 Amy March 14, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I don’t know how big your quilt is, but when hand quilting, I am personally only able to do something smaller (That I can scruntch in my hand) based on my technique.

    So I would suggest practicing hand quilting on something else first… (You might not like the process even though you love the look.)

    I just had a quilt that I started to hand quilt, un quilted & sent off to be long armed – at the end of the day I wanted a finished quilt – not another UFO/WIP.

  3. 3 birdinhandquilts March 14, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I’ve found that I’m able to free motion quilt anything up to a twin bed size quilt in my machine easily. Anything larger is just a bit too cumbersome. How large is your quilt? The quilt looks absolutely gorgeous. You’re doing a fantastic job!

  4. 4 Ellen Ban March 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I love handquilting, especially with the bigger stitches in perle cotton. I handquilted most of the quilts I’ve done and find it to be very relaxing to do a little bit each evening (or while sitting at music lessons, gymnastics classes!). If you don’t have a deadline, handquilting is great and lets you spend lots of time looking at and touching your FMF! The wait was worth it, as you came up with a beautiful design for the FMF.

  5. 5 leigh March 15, 2011 at 1:25 am

    I have been wondering how you were going to do this quilt. I haven’t made anything with my FMF yet.

    If you want it to be perfect, but you’ve never handquilted, I would at least practice some hand quilting on something small before setting off on your FMF quilt. And I think it looks great – but takes time.

    Also – before you send it off to a machine quilter, I’d make sure they are exactly what you want. I’ve had quilts come back that I don’t use because I didn’t like how they were quilted.

    Hope you find exactly what you want! It’s looking great!

  6. 6 Kristi March 15, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I saw some of your quilts on flickr. I LOVE THEM!
    I was wondering if you made them to sale. I was looking for my little 3 years old girls Twin “Big Girl” bed we are about to get. Let me know!


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