Friday, March 27, 2015

Free Motion Quilted Wedding Monogram

Here's a project I quilted up for my sister. She's getting married this weekend. I can't believe it! We're 22 years apart and she seems like just a little kid to me. I will be making her something bigger and more elaborate, but she had a very short engagement and there just wasn't time.

free motion quilting with rulers on a sewing machine

 I've been needing to do a review of the Westalee Ruler Feet but again, not much time. I put one on my Janome 8200 for this project and it worked great once I set the height just the way I needed it for this project. I will go into more detail on this foot in a later post. I used my straight Fine Line ruler from Accents in Design for the frame around the monogram.

foot for free motion quilting with rulers from Westalee

They're young, modern, beautiful people, so I thought a modern monogram would be just the thing for them. I hope I've got the initials in the right place. Groom's first initial first, the last name, then my sister's first initial.

free motion quilting monogram with McTavishing

My sister has my step-father's last name and it's a mouthful, so she's happy to be marrying a fellow with a simple last name. Having traded Dreisbach for Johnson, I know how she feels! This McTavishing was a blast to do. I threw in a few swirls and feathers too.


I am happy to get this project done just in the nick of time during this busy month. March has been insane, folks!

17 comments:

  1. The monogram is lovely, Amy! Did you frame it, or is it a cushion or something like that?

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    1. Hi Sandy! I wrapped it around an artist's canvas. Makes it easy to hang and no binding needed. I secured it with staples.

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  2. Gorgeous, I'm sure they will love it.

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  3. Gorgeous, I'm sure they will love it.

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  4. That's so pretty - I love that it's on an artist's canvas and that you signed the back like that.

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  5. Beautiful as always! I'm sure they will treasure it.

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  6. Such a great idea!!!! Seems like these special occasions come upon many of us with short/little notice and this is the most wonderful solution!!!! McTavishing/echo swirls sure do finish it elegantly.

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    1. This was a fun project for a wedding. I think this will be my go to wedding gift from now on.

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  7. Your monogram is brilliant. Total #CreativeGoodness. Inspirational.

    QuiltShopGal
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  8. Oh wow, Amy! It's lovely! I find it so interesting that your in-a-hurry go-to idea is a quilted project, versus a pieced and slapped-together project. I'm sure the majority of quilters would have pieced a little something, and then hurriedly straight-line quilted it. I love that you stretch yourself. And after seeing your McTavishing, that's a pattern I need to push myself on. I tried it long again, and have forgotten how to do it. Thanks for sharing your quilting lovelies!

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    1. The silly part is, I was stressing about binding it. It took me a while to remember I had canvases that would solve that problem. Too bad I hadn't planned that from the get - go.

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  9. Amy that is beautiful!!! I would like to ask your advice about rulers. Where should I do that?..Val

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  11. Just wondering if you have an opinion on the new Westalee foot yet? Since the foot doesn't hop, I wondered if you have any trouble with it getting hung up on bulky seam intersections?

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    1. I'm still giving the Westalee foot a good workout before giving my final review. My quilting time has been limited lately and I have found that the foot has some strengths and weaknesses and I want to really evaluate it fully before weighing in.

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