I have TONS of pictures of it, and I hope they show off all the FMQ, since I do not have photography lights, and it's raining outside today, so scratch the natural lighting idea too. These are all taken with my iPad.
Here is the bottom corner where the label is:
Free Motion Quilting with Feathers class on Craftsy, when I decided to just go for it and freehand quilt them. I did the custom feather; she teaches you several different ones in the course. I even used a variegated thread so they would pop even more, just took a big breath and went for it! I used Aurifil 3817. I'm really happy with how it turned out.
Then, it was fun-time! I went to town.
"Express Your Love" goddess, and, although this girl has a very small amount of hair, thinking of Leah's goddess made me want to accentuate her hair strands rather than just outline the edges. So I did, and I love it. For the flowery parts of her upper head, I started outlining and then I decided to do miniature spirals similar to what they have been doing this week in the Free Motion Quilting Project.
|My favourite kitty on the panel. Quilted with orange Sulky rayon.|
|THIS was adventurous for me: using the same orange rayon in the bobbin so you see the cat on the back! I love her.|
I love the peace moon, placed in a restful bottom corner of the panel. I used Madeira silver polyneon here, and then in a few other cards of the panel.Here is the back! You can see a few other cards where I tried matching the bobbin to the top thread. That ray of light kind of shows up on the left in this picture too! The black skinny strip at the top is the hanging sleeve.
And there's the label I made. You can read about it, as well as the construction of the back here. I decided to machine sew the binding down. I almost always sew my bindings down onto the back by hand, but I thought I'd like to get the quilt DONE, and because it's a wall-hanging where one doesn't see the back (however, I will definitely be showing people this back!) I'd sew it down by machine. It worked quite well, and I did a pretty decent job, though it doesn't give as smooth a finish as hand-sewing would.
It's such a good feeling to have it finally done and hanging on the wall.
I am linking up today with Leah Day for FMQ Project Link Up. One of these days I hope to figure out how to get her button on my blog.