Boot Camp Sundays - January FMQ

There are so many options for quilting on the borders. My favorites are continuous line swirls. To make it more modern I am using the boxy swirls design.

If you want to skip all these you can just go with "Follow the line" FMQ :-), that's what I call it. Here is a quick video on it. I am using black thread because the outer of the puppy is black.

Quilting on the line/around the motif
For the negative space filler I am using circle FMQ designs. Circle FMQ might seem intimidating but it is actually a very forgiving design and has a great texture.

Circle FMQ
The inner border is a boxy FMQ with squares:

I am keeping things simple in the outer border and using a loopy-loop FMQ and highlight some motifs by quilting around them. You can see below I quilted around the birdie and the puppy with the ball.

I hope I have inspired you to quilt the borders of your quilt and filling the blocks.

Next week I will be back with January-recap.

Other FMQ Resources:
Leah Day's -  Free Motion Quilting Project; YouTube videos
Angela Walters's - Quilting Is My Therapy; YouTube Videos
Patsy Thomson's - Free Motion Quilting YouTube Videos

Until then, Happy Quilting!
P.S. I am working on some video lesson on Free Motion Quilting for January. Will post them as soon as I get to where I like them. My first attempts weren't that great. See you soon.


  1. Malini - thanks for the great tutorial at the meeting on Sunday - just got back from the quilt store with a mat. I am feeling totally inspired. It's especially encouraging to know you got this good in only a year!

    1. Thank you, Julie! An year can make a huge difference in your quilting. I just quilted almost every week of the year. Sometimes every day I guess :-). It does help.

  2. Thanks for the great tute Hema! And for all those FMQ links!

    1. You're welcome, Janis! It was fun to quilt.


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