Quilting is Completed!

After what seemed like ages, I’ve FINALLY finished quilting the top of the Hungry Caterpillar quilt.  I think I’ve been attempting to do FMQ since one year ago!  Really glad I’ve broken out of my comfort zone to try out more FMQ designs, instead of the usual meandering.  From what seemed impossible, I’m proud of myself of having come thus far.

I’m now left with the final step of doing binding….yeah!  Targeting to get it finished over the next two weeks.  Can’t wait to complete this, as I’ve promised Eponine to complete it by her 12th birthday in April.  In fact, this is supposed to be for her birthday pressie last April!  LOL

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Updates on Hungry Caterpillar Quilt

It has been a long while since I updated my progress of the Hungry Caterpillar quilt. Yes I’m still on it!  Just that I’ve stopped work for quite a while due to other ongoing projects.

I’ve been working hard at it over the past 2 weeks, doing FMQ on the blocks, sashes & borders. I’m at the last lap of sewing the borders now.

It has been an uphill task though, dealing with my machine tension issues once again! This issue has been plaguing me for years, one day I’m on tension 4 & the next day it goes up to 9! I ended up with a 9 currently. It looks way too high but somehow the only setting which doesn’t give me nesting issues at the back of quilt. Oh well…

I’ve been viewing Leah Day’s Craftsy video on FMQ which I’ve subscribed to, to learn new FMQ designs. I love meandering designs but getting sick of it at the same time, so I reckon it’s time to learn something new! If we don’t push or challenge ourselves, then I guess we’ll never progress. It’s not easy though & it gets so demoralising when you see how beautifully & skillfully Leah sews when mine looks like a pile of junk! :( However, after practicing for the past 2 weeks, I must admit that I’ve improved in my quilting with better control now.

Check out what I’ve done so far.  I’ve tried echoing designs, paisley & swirls, among others!

Basic Swirls

Basic Swirls

Paisley

Paisley

Echo Shells

Echo Shells

Brain Corals

Brain Corals