luxor throw basted and FMQ with meanders

Finally I had enough time to finish the quilt top, select the backing fabric, prepare the quilt sandwich and get down on my knees to do the pinning. You can’t really see the basting pins on the photo, but believe you me, they are there!!

luxor sandwich

Whilst walking the dog I did some thinking about how to finish this throw. Should I stick to the walking foot and follow the ziggy zaggy pattern or should I get out the quilting foot and do some FMQ? After considering all pros and cons with both techniques I decided to quilt with a meander pattern in FMQ. Looking through my “quilting thread stock” I picked up a light pink Mettler 40wt quilting thread. This the result of my quilting session this afternoon (a quarter done) :

luxor meanders

luxor back

More quilting tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow and the day after …. Anyway looking forward to do the binding.

Thanks for stopping, have a wonderful Sunday,


7 comments on “luxor throw basted and FMQ with meanders

  1. Marelize says:

    oooh, I love the colours and the design is great. Beautiful quilting!
    Thanks for linking up to ‘Anything Goes’ ♥


  2. Dropped by from Better Off Thread – your fabrics are so scrummy, some of my very favourites in there that I’m currently working with myself for the POF Skill Builder BOM. Lovely fmq too 🙂


    • skalabara says:

      Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment. My POF SB BOM is at the moment on the hold – some how didn’t manage to do the last two lessons. You color choice for the blocks is really great!


  3. Beth says:

    Love your quilt and the quilting looks great. Stopping from the small blog hop!


  4. quiltnmama says:

    The meandering quilting really softens up the hard angles of the piecing. Nicely done!


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