Sunday, May 1, 2011

3 finishes this weekend!!


Lots of FMQ this weekend.  I finished both Summer Breeze quilts.  One will go in my baby shower stash the other is going to Happy Chemo along with the Pastel String Quilt.   I was trying to get larger free motion patterns rather than the smaller tighter ones that feel so comfortable.  I like how it turned out.  Still a bit dense, but much less so that what I normally do.



 I also finished Tyler's Bargello.    Kinda hard to see the quiting on this one.  I just went diagonally through all the squares.  I have chocolate brown minky on the back and it really doesn't show the quilting very well.    Just went with simple lines on the border.  I really wanted to do a curved grid on the borders, but by the time I got to the borders, I just wanted to be done!  So that cuts my "waiting to be quilted list" in half.  I started on the Snowman Collector, but just not really feeling that one yet. Need to get it done!!

I've been participating in the FMQ challenge and making some place mats with the practice pieces.      I'm working on larger scale patterns with different fills.  If they turn out ok then I have nice little place mat.  If they don't, well it is just practice so no loss. Lots of fun this weekend.   Sharon at Vroomans Quilts had a great post on Stash Manicure a while ago about using common things from the local home improvement store for quilting.  I've never been able to use gloves for FMQ.  She suggested using the latex gloves found locally.  I tried them and absolutely loved it  (and so did my shoulders!).  They worked like a charm and I could feel the quilt through them, which is what I really need.  Thanks for such a great tip Sharon!

17 comments:

  1. Fantastic finishes - you go girl. Thank you for the F'day wishes, too - we will all share. I had an 'un-plugged' day for ME and got a special quilt DONE.

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  2. You have been busy!! The bargello is fabulous!!!

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  3. Yes great job on the bargello. However, the green piece shows wonderful quilting In fact I am really impressed with your quilting! Is that done on a domestic? I'm sure I've asked before but have no memory any more! Thanks for sharing your great work. Bonnie

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  4. Very pretty bargello. Your quilting is very pretty. I like the latex glove idea.

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  5. LOVE that bargello quilt! Your feathers look awesome and those will be a conversation piece as well as a placemat! Good job!

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  6. Very impressed, I am very impressed.......glen
    three finishes......wow.....still impressed!

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  7. Beautiful finishes! Congratulations on all your lovely work.

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  8. Great finishes! Love love love your quilting!!

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  9. Beautiful quilts and quilting! Congratulations on all your finishes.

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  10. Great projects Sue! Love the baby quilt, and the quilting is wonderful!! Same with Tyler's quilt! Awesome!! Your large feather on the green is lovely! Nicely done!!!
    Snowman quilt...?...? I believe that is one of your PhDs isn't it? Good luck with it! I hope you get "feeling it"!!! 8-)
    Happy stitchings!

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  11. Wow, those are simply amazing!! The quilting is stunning!

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  12. you are an amazing quilter! thanks for sharing!

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  13. very nice quilts and quilting! yay for finishes.

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  14. Your quilting is fantastic!

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  15. Hooray, hooray! You got some fabulous quilting done, especially the bargello. Do you use a domestic or longarm? Very nice.

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