Sunday, January 25, 2015

January ALOYF Finish--Charm Topper

I'm really happy with this finish.  I started it about a year ago when A Quilting Life posted these pics.  I had a couple mini-charm packs hanging around, but I didn't get it finished in time for Sherri's parade, and it was set gently aside ...

It's not at all how imagined quilting it when I started out.  First of all, I used aqua thread to quilt the design.  This color was in all the charms I used, but only secondarily.  I thought it might help tie it all together.

I also mixed FMQ with straight line quilting.  I kinda like the art-decoish feel of the border.  It's also the first time I've played with extending the "main" quilting outside of the central design.  I can see having a little more fun with that again sometime.

Finally, I slowed down my FMQ a bit.  I think I've been taking it a little too fast in the past, but taking it down to medium speed gave me a lot more control and helped me feel more successful about the whole process.

Originally linked up here as #52


  1. It is so very pretty. You should be proud of your finish.

  2. Congratulations Heather! The colors are cheerful and refreshing. The quilting is beautiful!

  3. So pretty! I love your quilting.

  4. Amazing job. I think I'll need to try slowing down the next time I do FMQ. Glad to hear that it does make a difference.


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