lundi 9 juin 2014

Pour Ma. - 4e partie

FMQ

Les lignes parallèles sont terminées, et les cadres en FMQ également.  Les lignes sont finalement à 1/2" et non 1/4".

Pour la première fois, j'ai utilisé deux couleurs de fils pour le dessus: gris foncé pour les lignes et le contour des cadres, gris moyenpour les éléments prédominant de FMQ.

Parallels lines are completed, as well as the FMQ frames.  Lines are finally 1/2" apart and not 1/4".

For the first time, I used two colors of thread on the top: dark grey for the lines and medium gray to enlight FMQ.


Pour le verso, une seule couleur a été utilisée.  La tension est bonne, on ne voit pas l'autre fil sur le verso.  J'ai trouvé un seul noeud de fil, donc il va rester où il est.

For the backing, only one colorr has been used.  The tension is good, we can't see the other thread on the backing.  I found only one bird nest, so I will live it it.



Trace de marquage / Marking traces

On dit toujours de tester le marquage sur chaque nouveau tissu.  Et qui ne l'a pas fait, moi !  La craie est plus difficile à effacer sur le tissu gris foncé, je vais devoir la laver complètement.

Everybody say to test your marking tool on every new fabric.  Et who has not: me !  The chalk pencil is hard to remove on the dark grey fabric.  I'll need to wash out the quilt completely.


La main de mon garçon
My son's hand

Pas ma meilleur
Not my best feather

Bulles et spirales, facile et efficace
Pebbles and spirals, easy and efficient

Fleur en gris moyen, fond en gris foncé
Flower in medium grey, background in dark grey

Spirales et fleurs, j'adore ce motif
Spirals and flowers, I love that design
Coupe / Cutting

Pour les côtés parallèles aux lignes, je vais me baser sur les lignes verticales, et non sur une mesure absolue.  Je coupe à 3/4" à partir de la dernière ligne.

For the left and right sides, I'm following the quilted lines, and not measuring from side to side.  I'm cutting à 3/4" from the last quilted line.



Biais / Binding

J'utilise toujours un biais de 2 1/4".  J'aime les biais fins et bien remplis.  Souvent, je laisse 1/8" supplémentaire à l'extérieur après la pose du biais, pour que celui-ci soit bien plein.

I always use a 2 1/4" biais strip.  I like my biais to be thin and full.  I often leave a 1/8" additionnal fabric outside of the biais, to have it really full.




19 commentaires:

  1. I love the idea of using the large amount of negative space on a modern quilt for showing off your FMQ. Markers are a pain. I have not found one that I can rely on. If I am going to mark now I use tailor's chalk. It is not fine enough to give a precise line - but it is easy to get out!

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    1. I used those chalk pencils on other quilts before (and dark solid fabrics) and never had a problem to remove them with just a little bit of water. This fabric jus't does'nt love it. Hera marker is great for that, if you quilt completely in the cease, you won't even see it afterward.

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  2. Beautiful quilting! Your son's hand print is SOO adorable!! I like a thinner, more full binding as well and have started cutting my strips thinner :) I also think it reduces the 'ripple' that sometimes happens with a thicker binding.

    I just got a Hera marker - can't wait to give it a whirl!!

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    1. I sometimes make a 2 1/2 binding, but I add a full 1/4 "batting allowance" to fill it. At my guild, some people do even larger binding, but with no filling, it really doesn't look good.

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  3. Beautiful quilting and seeing your son's hand in it is so neat! I usually use 2 1/2 inch binding. Thanks for sharing at Linky Tuesday! Freemotion by the River

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    1. For my son's had, I was inpired but some "teacher's quilt" I saw, where sudents hands were appliquéd.

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  4. Very nice quilt! I usually use a 2 1/4" binding. I like using the miracle chalk markers-they disappear with steam.

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    1. Thank you. Maybe I'll look for them. I never had problems with other fabrics, it's just this one.

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  5. Wonderful quilting Chantal, your son's hand is the perfect motif!

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    1. Thank you. He is so small, and he had a hard time doing cursive writing. Its' kind of his signature.

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  6. What amazing quilting! And I'd have left that bird's nest in place. A little imperfection here or there just shows it was made with love by a person, not a machine. At least that's what I used to say when I sold hand made crystal! :)

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    1. Hi. The bird nest is still there. The thread is blending, and I saw it because I was taking a closeup picture, I wouldn't have notice otherwise. First I tought that doing vertical lines will be quicker than FMQ.... I was wrong !

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  7. You've done such a great job. I particularly like the blue patchwork strip...it's a work of art!

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    1. You're too kind. It was a first try at modern quilting.

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  8. Hello Chantal,

    Thank you so much for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks today!

    It is wonderful seeing the quilt now almost finished.. Your son's hand is such good fun, and I particularly like the quilted flower.

    Love, Muv

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. These spirals-flowers are one of my favorite, and so easy and fast to do.

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  9. beautiful quilting!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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