Sunday, November 20, 2011

FNSI Results

Did you have a fabulous FNSI? I did! A little bit of wine, some fast food for dinner (Chipotle), and some quality spending time with my sewing machine :)

I have been quilting my Xmas Sampler. No real plan, I just pick a color thread and do whatever I feel like doing. BTW, if some of those rows look crooked and wonky, it's NOT my camera. They actually ARE crooked and wonky and I'm not apologizing. It happens.

My first meander. I'm pretty impressed. It's a bit choppy, so next time I'll work more on smoothing it out. Overall, great try :)

I love how this wreath turned out. I traced a pointsetta in the negative space corners and just did some flowing curves in the center. I outlined the applique with matching thread.

I'm getting better!

Here's just a photo to showcase how much better I am at backtracking. You can't really tell that I had to backtrack on these curves. Amazing how easy it is to improve FMQ skills, if you actually practice :)

This is the only project I've worked on all month so far.

How was your FNSI?


  1. Your FMQ is great. And the quilt is going to be lovely when it's finished.

  2. I love this quilt... it reminds me of a Christmas card decorated mantle over a fireplace... very cool!

    Congratulations on a great FNSI finish and your improving FMQ skills!

  3. Well done! I'm just learning how to FMQ and I took my first class last month. They suggested wine to relax so I think you're on the right track! LOL! Practice was the other suggestion...repeatedly. You quilting look great as does your quilt.

  4. Your quilting looks wonderful. I love the gold thread.

  5. My gosh, Jen! You're doing a great job. I love the quilt. Did you make it all, or was it bart of a Bee or anyting?

  6. Now that is what I call a 'Christmas Quilt'--
    way to go -- looks great!!!
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie

  7. It's fabulous! Great job girlfriend!

  8. Beautiful Christmas qult! Your freemotion is looking great!

  9. I'm impressed. Your quilting is wonderful. I love the poinsetta in the corner. What kind of thread are you using? Any tips with the metallic thread you can share? Your quilt is beautiful.

  10. This is turning out so, so cute! Your quilting is really enhancing the piecing.

  11. Your quilting looks wonderful - great job!

  12. Wow!! Your FMQ is fantastic!!


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