Free-motion quilting is probably the most exciting, but scary part of making any quilt! But never fear, help is here. I have written numerous times about machine quilting that can help you out as you make your Facets quilt.
Machine quilting is my favorite part of the quilt-making process!
This week, we are free-motion quilting switchbacks and swirls. They make a great combo when quilted together!! 🙂 Notice how I quilted the switchbacks using white thread (Aurifil 50 wt cotton). I quilted the red swirls with red Aurifil thread and quilted the improv patchwork with a blending light yellow Aurifil thread.
Detail of Facets, from Machine Quilting with Style
In Machine Quilting with Style, I give you some practice exercises on how to quilt switchbacks and swirls on pages 69-70. Then, the Facets instructions include diagrams with a suggested free-motion quilting plan on page 95.
Take a peek at the beautiful Facets quilts being made by members of my facebook group:
Renee gets a gold star for practicing on a sample first before quilting the full sized quilt!
Katherine’s quilt is dramatic and beautiful with the black sashing. Her switchbacks look great!!
Can you believe it’s Suzy’s first time doing FMQ? Way to go Suzy!! Keep it up!