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Thread: "Over the Top" Free Motion Quilting

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    Super Member azwendyg's Avatar
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    Here's my latest FMQ'd piece. I designed it to mount on the wall between our entertainment credenza and the TV (which is mounted on the wall). Hence the name "Over the Top" (of the credenza that is...). This piece measures about 39" x 14", and was quilted using my Juki TL98Q (domestic) machine. It is a wholecloth with trapunto and lots of free-motion quilting.

    It was quite a lenthy process to do this one. First I drew out the whole design on drafting paper, then carefully traced it onto the fabric using a light table. Next I did trapunto on the main design, quilting the outlines with a layer of high loft poly and water soluble thread. Then I trimmed away the extra poly. (Many thanks to those who answered my trapunto questions a couple of weeks ago!) Then I sandwiched it with a layer of warm and natural and some backing material and FMQ'd the entire piece. :D The whole thing was a learning experience for me, and I'm glad I started with a modest-szed piece instead of a whole bed quilt!!!

    Hope you enjoy the pics!

    You can see the bottom of the TV at the top of the pic and the entertainment credenza at the bottom. This panel is mounted on the wall in between the two to cover the cords/cables/wires.
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    Center of the panel
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    Each end has this design mirroring each other.
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    And here's a closeup where you can see the stitching a little better. All t hose tiny circles took FOREVER to quilt, but I like the effect they create on the piece.
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    Wonderful WOO just beautiful

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    WOW!! That is so pretty. Great job.

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    WOW!!! Stunning!! An excellent idea to cover all that ugly stuff. Just gorgeous.

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    Awesome AND over the top! What a great job you did.

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    Is that all just one piece of fabric? It is really great

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    It's 'over-the-top' in more ways than one~!! :D
    Awesome work :thumbup:

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    What a beauty! You solved the problem in such an artful way. I love the way the stitches come together in the design, too. Excellent. :thumbup:

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    Oh my goodness! Over the top is right! Over the top beautiful that is. Imagine - just to cover wires! Lucky wires. Fantastic job.

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    OUTSTANDING!!! I love the whole thing, very organic. the quilting fits the fabric and visa versa. Love the way you outlined the pebbles over and over and over - and thanks for the closeup because I was going to ask if it was several passes or a heavier thread.

    Well done but ... how are you going to concentrate on watching TV with that beauty hanging over it??

    AND ... thanks big time because you gave me a flash of inspiration. I purchased a two piece wooden valance that doesn't quite fit and was going to make "something" to put in the center to fill it out. Now I have a good idea of what that something is!!

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