Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WIP Quilting

For WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced I am working on my brightly colored wall quilt. Quilting is taking forever!!!  This was always meant for my sewing room wall, and being new-ish to FMQ, I decided to make it practice for design patterns.  So basically,  I am doing a few different patterns in the different squares and triangles.   I am not sure how the outcome will look, but I need this practice badly!  Heres a peek:


I am linking this post to the My Favorite Things Linky--theme Star Quilts this week! Button on the right.....


I had a great finish this week as well! My Cala Lily from the Painted Pictorial Quilts class on Craftsy. Highly recommend the class, by the way.


Tomorrow is the strip piecing post for Bloom Bloom Pow!  Change to a piecing foot! :)
Kelly

26 comments:

  1. Wow! I love both. :D Your Calla Lily is stunning. The wall quilt is so cheery, and you're going to love having that in the future. The quilting in it is fun and looks great, and you say you're practicing - down the road, when you're super experienced, you're going to love having that example of earlier work. :D

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    1. Thanks!! I was thinking the same thing. It's always nice to see how much you've grown in any skill. Thanks for the sweet comment! :)

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  2. Your FMQ is beautiful. If this is what new-ish to FMQ is like I can't wait to see what experience looks like! You give me hope that I too will one day FMQ something nice.

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    1. Thanks...BUT I have seen your FMQ and I can't handle a spiral to save my life! My circles are always ovals. :) Practice, practice, practice. Thanks for taking the time to comment! :)

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  3. Both look totally amazing! You're so talented :D


    Bundana
    @ http://www.bundana.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Your Cala Lily Quilt is amazing! I'll have to look up that class on Craftsy. Also, your FMQ looks fabulous...it does take lots of practice.

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  5. Your quilting looks amazing, well done! I cant get over how 'real' your flower looks, great work! I think I must consider signing up for that class!

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    1. The class is great, I had a huge collection of paints sitting around and finally know how to use them :)

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  6. Your FMQ is great. I love the idea of a wall quilt for you sewing area with different free motion patterns on it. It is such a great idea I may even be brave enough to try some creative FMQ myself.

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    1. You should! The best thing about it is that I can practice shapes that I have a hard time with {circles} and its only for my sewing room so no harm done with any mistakes. Being a perfectionist can really drag down a project, sometimes it's good to loosen up. :)

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  7. Wow! Your FMQ is incredible!!

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  8. Love your FMQ wall hanging for your sewing room. I used a throw quilt with 30 blocks as a FMQ sampler to learn how to quilt different designs. Great job!

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    1. I think the best way to learn is on actual quilts! Its certainly different with the weight and bulk.

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  9. These are both such beautiful projects! Looks like you're doing well with your FMQing.

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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such nice comments. I feel all built up with confidence and its showing in my stitches today :-)

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  10. Ok...tell me you were fibbing when you said you were new to FMQ!!! It's gorgeous

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    1. Oh thanks! Just a few months into fmq, but practicing everyday is my goal. It helps that everyone here likes to build up each others confidence! All of the encouragement motives and inspires. Thanks!

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  11. That Calla Lily is stunning!

    I love the colors {and the quilting} in your wall quilt!
    Here via WIP Wednesday.

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    1. Thanks so much for the uplifting comments!

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  12. Both projects are lovely! The quilting on the first will be worth I'm sure! And your calla lily is stunning!

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  13. I like the bright colors of your wall quilt. And I call shenanigans on "new-ish" to FMQ. :)

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  14. It's taking so long to quilt because there are so many stitching lines!!! I'm impressed!!!

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  15. Thanks for linking in your Star Quilt! Both quilts are lovely.

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I really appreciate that you have taken the time to comment. I am so inspired by this community, thank you for that as well. If you have questions {even some suggestions}, I'll be sure to get back to you.

Go sew already! :)
Kelly