Quilting progress and hexies

I've been working on free motion quilting on my Liberty Fields quilt (pattern by Material Obsession):

And it's hard going! I usually love FMQ but this quilt is large and because the blocks are on point and I wanted to stabilize it by stitching in the ditch around each block, it's been a biitch getting the quilt thru my machine.  I'm now on to quilting swirly shapes on the white background fabric and my darning foot keeps on getting caught up on the applique and embroidery AND I'm also outlining the star shapes, freehand, which isn't so easy.

Hmmm, I wonder why this particular quilt seems like so much trouble?  Hopefully all of the hard work will pay off in the end.  I'm not even halfway through, but with a 3 day weekend right around the corner, I hope to make some significant progress to share with y'all soon.

My flickr friend Melinda (Quirky Granola Girl) has inspired me to make some new hexagons.  On Sunday, I pulled my old hexagon project out and before long I had these:

and by this morning, my pile had grown considerably.

Fun, huh?  Definitely addictive.


Prof. S (the enchanted bobbin) said...

The quilting may be tough but it's looking lovely! That is going to be a stunning quilt. And of course EPP is always good for the soul, a nice contrast to large-scale FMQ on a DSM. Acronym-mania! xx

Dee said...

Love the quilt, hate to hear you're having such a hard time quilting! There are just those projects that take a little bit of love and care...but they're so worth it in the end! You always do such a fantastic job and the quilt is just gorgeous!