Friday, August 19, 2016

The Ultimate Free Motion Quilting Challenge ~ Summer 2016

Thank you QuiltShopGal for this wonderful FMQ challenge:
Linky Party # 2 Doodle/Sketching with theUltimate Stencil Collection and        the Ultimate Background Collection designed by Cindy Needham

Here are some sketches and practice using some background stencils.

Here is the sketch I drew before attempting to quilt the linen I had already added trapunto to.
I used the circle stencil to get a good size and shape for the corner heart design.
The corner hearts and half hearts along the edge are from a MQU article by Sue Heinz.
I used the 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch background grids for the orange peel doodles. I used the clam shell Papa background stencil for the Baptist fans.
I must say I love using these stencils for this quilt I'm working on.
I can't wait to share the finished quilt:)

Friday, August 12, 2016

Quilt sold for Friends of Feral Felines

Sew Purrfectly Pieced Kit by Bonnie Sullivan.
I added the blue flannel and FMQ the quilt.
I showed the quilt this weekend at my guild's quilt show .
(Ladies of the Lakes in Wolfboro, NH)
The tag on the quilt said it was for sale and that the
charity is the Friends of Feral Felines of Maine.
I am so excited that it sold for the asking price of $250.00.

Monday, August 1, 2016

July Finish

Here's my July finish. It's the Silo Barn Quilt from
Lori Kennedy's book Vintage Farm Girl.
I used 6" animal squares in the 18" silo barn blocks.
I like the animals peeking out of the barn doors.
I had fun FMQ this one. I like the silos, the wooden barns
and the bead board and feathers on the outer border.
Next month I'll finish my Leah Day Hearts and Feathers Wholecloth.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Q3 UFO's for 2016 Final Along

These projects should keep me busy this quarter:)

Beautiful linen: finish FMQ

Lori Holt Silo Barn Quilt from Farm Girl Vintage:
Quilt and bind.

Linen handkerchief: finish FMQ

Raw edge applique medallion:
Machine applique, quilt and bind
Leah Day Hearts and Feather whole cloth:
finish the fmq

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Q2 Finish 2016

Lori Holt's Silo Barn Quilt from Farm Girl Vintage
with animals in the doors.
The blocks are together and ready to quilt.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Second Q2 Finish

Here's the quilt top from the Q2 UFO blog post,
unquilted and unfinished embroidery.

Here's the finished Purrfectly Pieced by Bonnie Sullivan.

Q2 finish

Here's the quilt from my Q2 UFO page
Rabbits Prefer Chocolate by Bunny Hill, a scrappy version.
Lots of newly designed fmq motifs made this quilt lots of fun to quilt.
Bunnies and chicks

Coneflowers and bumble bees.