Our homework from Leah this week was one of my favorite to stitch. But I didn't have a quilt to stitch in on, so I decided to whip up a quilty purse. (Everyone needs a summer purse) The loopy line is the perfect design for the body of the purse.
I used a plum colored Isacord thread that blends nicely with the body of the purse.
|Back of the purse body. There is no backing material. I will be lining the purse.|
I didn't have a backing on the purse body, I will use a lining to cover up the batting/interfacing. I like that the Surpreme Slider makes it easy to FMQ without a backing. It just slides along. I am amazed at how fast I stitched this design. I had my machine "wide open" and "petal to the metal" while stitching it. It was FUN!!!!
My question for Leah today is: Although it probably isn't common to FMQ without a backing, how do you hide your thread tails. Do you just pull them to the back?
The only other thing I have to report on this week is my Urban Nine Patch, woohoo, I got it basted.
Jenny did on her Urban Nine Patch.
The stats this week:
Urban Nine Patch - FLMQG solids challenge crib quilt (basted)
Purple heart wall hanging ( needs borders, backing, quilting and binding)
Expanding Possibilities quilt (basted, now to be quilted)
Storybook quilt # 2 - All embroidery is done
Quokka Quilts QAYGFMQQAL quilt (All 30 blocks are quilted, need to join and bind)
Geneva Public Library quilt - join and quilt (maybe make a block or two to even it out)
Sew Cal Gal's March FMQ Challenge - Need to bind.
Sew Cal Gal's April FMQ Challenge - Need to make into a pillow.
Sew Cal Gal's May FMQ Challenge - Need to make into a pillow
New projects: (1)
I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday and The Free Motion Quilting Project for QAL Wednesday
Color Me Quilty!