|Finished Quick Trip Quilt Top at Quilting 101/Sew In|
Once home, I decided this would be the perfect sized project to take the plunge into FMQing an entire quilt! I pulled out threads to match the fabrics and made a list of some of my favorite FMQ fillers from the books and Craftsy classes of Angela Walters and Leah Day. I then went to work FMQing each fabric with a different FMQ Filler including Eye Balls, Pebble Ripples, Escargot by Leah Day and Angela Walters' Flower, Echo Swirls and several rounds of Back and Forth.
|Center Row left to right: Pebbles, Back and Forth, Pebble Ripples, Back and Forth, Flowers, Eye Balls, Back and Forth, Swirls, Back and Forth, and Escargot.|
|Close Up: Pebbles, Back and Forth, Pebble Ripples & Flowers|
|Close Up: Flowers, Eyeballs, Swirls|
|Close Up Swirls, Back and Forth, Escargot and Pebbles|
Working one to three rows a day was fairly manageable and didn't put too much strain on my neck, shoulders or back! I had so much fun with each motif and would just run my hands over each newly quilted section.
For the back, I had some yardage of a recently used fabric which surprisingly wasn't the original inspiration for fabric strips selection but worked perfectly!
|Skippy and Panda modelling the back of the quilt--you can still see some of the texture!|
|Panda's loves the feel of the new quilt!|