Friday, March 22, 2013

Finish It Up Friday...


I had fun finishing off these cuddle quilts for the hospital while practicing my free motion quilting and using my new Janome 8900 sewing machine.
 I could not decide which pictures to use, so of course I used them all....
 Leah Day suggested that we use a panel to practice our FMQ...As it happened, my sister had just found one on sale at Hancock's.  I went around the animals and did some funky stars.  There is a ...new to me... stitch that is a double serpentine.  I used that here on the binding.  I never drop my feeddogs to FMQ..just like Leah...a Leah wannabee....but on the 8900, I found that I had to....hmmm  I also had to move the needle pressure to one instead of the average five.


 There is a feature on my machine that is a tacking feature.  I tried it out here in the center of the pink squares after free motion quilting the main parts.

Today, I am linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday!

7 comments:

smazoochie said...

Glad to you are enjoying your new machine. Btw, I love the scrappy & pink quilt.
Looks like the dawn of a beautiful new day in SC.

marcella said...

Yea for two finishes! How fun to have such a fancy new machine to play with.

Jen said...

These are cute quilts! So fun to have a new machine - that is a machine I would love to have.

Britt G. said...

What fun quilts - I love the look of panels outlined and then filled in with close patterned quilting. The pink quilt is really great and girly and I love the fabric choice for it as well. Great Finishes!

SuperMomNoCape said...

Your quilts look great and I'm sure will be much appreciated and cuddled with.

Megan Lang said...

Beautiful finishes! Glad you're having fun with your new machine.

Shauna said...

Wow!! Both are so cute!