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Thursday, October 21, 2010

I thought I was getting ahead in Joannes Quilt Along, after making 5 of the alternate blocks today .... and more ready to sew. 
 Then - oh goodness - there is another block up to get done.
However ... I am really enjoying this. 
The challenge is great - thank you Joannel

Last night I re-commenced my FMQ - after unpicking what I had first done -  this time on the straight lines. 
 As you can see I used my quilt Halo...I dont always. 
I dont use the BSR either...I am trying to control my stitches myself. 
Not easy.

Back to see how to do the next blockin the QA

7 comments:

Miriam said...

Love your blocks!!!

Have fun with your FMQ. I haven't seen the quilt halo before.
Practice makes perfect!

Crispy said...

Oooo the quilt is looking wonderful so far....just these two blocks would make a lovely quilt :0)

Crispy

Chartreuse Moose said...

Your challenge blocks are stunning! Those alternate blocks with the dark compliment the others so well. Oh my, your machine quilting skills simply amaze me...each project is so intricate...dazzling! You are such a clever lady!

Joanne said...

The blocks look great! It is exciting to see other ones!

Great tips on the FMQ from yesterday.
FMQ design is beautiful!!

Sheila said...

Very nice blocks Joan , this will be a real nice quilt .

Rebecca said...

WOW! I'm impress that you can quilt with your Bernina ...I tried and couldn't get the hang of it. The quilting is Beautiful!
The challenge blocks are looking great too!

pinkfeatherquilting said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog Joan! Your's is far more beautiful! LOL! I love your quilts on here, and your quilting!

When I'm using my Berninas, I also use the halo! They give near perfect control. If you are having trouble with one, try two, one stacked on top. The rubber around them keeps them together, and I find the added height helps my hands and the extra weight improves my control.

I love the BSR! When I teach machine quilting, those with the BSR start out 90% ahead of everyone else! Cindye