Friday, January 11, 2019

Back to the backing -

For the Basic Math quilt top -

And the pressing - layering - and fusing/basting -

I'm not done yet - but I got a good portion of it fused/basted -

Then I played with O Happy Christmas - and remembered that I still need to stitch down the letters before I do the FMQ in the background. I really don't want to blanket-stitch around each and every letter - so I thought I would do some FMQ squiggles around the edges instead -

I auditioned some thread - green - gold - black - white -

And decided on the green - and NO squiggles - because all of the colors show either on the green or the white or both -

As a test - I FMQ stitched the "d" in "tidings" just inside the outer edge - and you can barely see it - which is what I wanted - LOL - I can also practice using the straight edge ruler in some places as I go along -

You can see it better from the back - it's just enough stitching to keep the letter in place - but not so much that it shows a lot on the back -

So that's the plan for O Happy Christmas -

While I'm fusing/basting and ditch quilting Basic Math on the other machine - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

1 comment:

Gene Black said...

I like being able to switch between projects when I am doing FMQ on a larger quilt.

I like the plan for stitching down the letters.


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