Friday, March 9, 2018

More FMQchallenge with Angela and more

Since my last post there has been 2 more lessons, curves and arcs, and leaves. I will practice my filled leaves a bit more . Here's my home work

In the end we will have a nice sampler quilt of fmq designs.

I have also been working on my blocks for the BOM 2018 from Quilt Doddle Design. Sew far each large pieced snowball block features snowmen and a story as she reveals the block. I have done some hand stitching and have to add some accent buttons,which I may try making.

Sew far these last few quilts have been from my stash of fabrics that have been used before but with lots leftover. It's nice to use some of them up, now to work on some more ufo's.
In stitches

Monday, February 26, 2018

Scrappy quilt top

Done , now to find a backing and make it a quilt.
Even after all this piecing still tons of scraps left for another project
60 X 60 a nice size to curl up with
Happy to have it pieced.
In stitches until next time

Sunday, February 25, 2018

One of the scrappy quilts

Last year I saw this quilt and decided it would be a good one to try out. I picked up the 2 colors of contrast fabrics and had them hanging in a bag for ...oh ... about six months.

Turning this

Back to stitching ..... Hope to have the blocks put together tonight.
In stitches

Ready for binding

Almost out of thread
After a few years of picking away hand quilting, this morning I have it off the hoop and ready to look for a binding.
This was a block of the month I did with the local quilt shop. I added dimensional star in the center corner stones.
Now to find another if I to tackle while I continue to work on making my scraps into so drying useful.
Have a great Sunday.
In stitches

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Stitching along with Angela

Angela Walters from Quilting is my therapy blog, that is. Angela is hosting a free motion quilt along we are in week 2 but the first week of quilting. Join in if you have a chance. Here's my weeks home work

Each week we stitch out 2 samples.
Some weeks will be refresher others will be trying 
something completely new to me.
Looking forward to the play time.

In stitches

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Just wishing everyone a day full of love and laughter with friends and family.
In stitches

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

One Challenge done and a new one begun

Ruler work
Well the ruler work class that Patsy Thompson posted in the month of January is complete. Now to make my sample into a pillow. After doing the ruler work we filled in the empty spaces with some free motion quilting and some hyper quilting which is adding additional colors in the same quilting pattern in the same space.

Now that this one is complete i have that there is another quilting class online hosted by Angela Walters on her blog quilting is my therapy. You can either quilt on your own sandwiches, a quilt you have or pieced the quilt that she has posted on her blog which is what she will be working on over the next 10 weeks. I have my sample made using up leftover Fabrics from past projects. It's great to use up some of those.
Somehow my block didn't quite measure up so to make the quilt a little bigger I added an extra border. It may have been my setting on the printer.
It'll be nice to see it finished up with the different styles of quilting patterns in the blocks and in the background spaces. I am looking forward to a little playtime with Angela.

There is still time to do either. Sew join in on the fun and get some fmq practice in.
In stitches.