Monday, March 12, 2012

An Attempt at McTavishing

McTavishing (for those who don't know) is a style of FMQ for background fill named for Karen McTavish. I have long admired this technique/design, so I thought I would give it a try.
I think I still need a little practice and I also think that it would have looked better if I had used matching thread, but not bad for a first attempt.

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  1. Wow. This is gorgeous. I hope I'll take the plunge into FMQ one day. Still sticking to straight lines two quilts in and will for a while, I think. :)

  2. Looks Mactavishingly...lovely to me ;o)

  3. Looks fab to me - I've always wanted to Mactavish. Every time I visit your blog I intend to start fmq practice. It's an inspiration:)

  4. I think it looks gorgeous! McTavishing isn't easy! But you did great!

  5. Matching thread or not, this is sooooo pretty! I can't tell you need practice at all :)

  6. You're McTavishing looks great! Love your quilt.

  7. Great Job Pat. It takes a lot of talent to do free hand quilting.
    I really admire those who can. Congratulations on trying and learning something new.