Sunday, June 24, 2018

Adventures with FMQ & a Scrappy Quilt

I've been watching all the FMQ videos I can get my hands on and this is the motif that I've been practicing on lately.  I learned this one from Lori Kennedy's video entitled Divide & Conquer on Craftsy.  Isn't this cute?  I just love it!  It's all done by drawing grid lines one inch apart.  The bows, placed at every other intersection, are just a small figure 8 and a larger figure 8, and the wavy lines just go diagonally from corner to corner.   I'm still a little bit shaky, but in spite of that, I really like how it looks!


The next motif I quilted on Ashley's quilt is a simple orange peel design.  I'm getting so close to being done!  I just need to decide what I'm going to quilt in the white squares between all the lattice work.  
What would you quilt there if you were doing this?




Last time I showed you the string project I was making inspired by Amanda Jean's book No Scrap Left Behind.  I've been having so much fun making these black background slabs.





I showed you a bunch of different solid fabrics I had auditioned for the cornerstones and decided to use a Kaffe Fasset print.   What do you think?


After I sewed a few blocks together I started second guessing myself about the cheddar color as the main squares.  There was a little bit of blue in the Kaffe Fasset fabrics so I auditioned a blue square in place of the cheddar . . .


I do like it with the blue but THEN I remembered why I had chosen the cheddar color in the first place.   This quilt is going to be one that we use on our couch over which is hanging a painting I bought.  Remember this?


I love the way the light is reflected on the wet sidewalk in this painting and that's where the inspiration for this quilt came from.


 Here's the most recent pictures of my progress.  To you ladies who so graciously sent me your black scraps, do you recogize any of your fabrics in here? I'm really having fun with this! 

Can't wait to actually have a quilt that I made to cuddle with on our couch!  But I gotta finish Ashley's quilt first and then get started on Morgan's!

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15 comments:

Janice Holton said...

I'm not sure if blogger comments are working yet or not but I will be checking regularly for them so I can response. I really do LOVE hearing from you!

Kate said...

That ribbon quilting motif is pretty cool. Looks like it would be a bit forgiving in terms of line placement. Your string quilt is coming along beautifully. You've done a great job of pulling in different colors from the painting. Happy stitching this week.

Kathy said...

I love it all. Thanks for the inspiration. I need to get a quilt on so I can practice.

Lorraine said...

You are getting very good. So pretty.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your quilting is looking great! I like that design a lot! The cheddar center squares with the black string blocks are perfect with that painting, too. What a great idea!

Vicki in MN said...

Oh your quilting design is awesome!!! And your quilt with cheddar is perfect for your pic-run with it and don't look back!! I put a link on my blog post yesterday to Jeanna's blog for a fix that worked for several people if you want to try that.

Marla said...

I think the cheddar is a good choice!

The Joyful Quilter said...

TURQUOISE stitching in the RSC Color of the Month = AWESOME!!! I don't know what shaky bits you were referring to, as I think the quilting looks fantastic (and totally intentional.)

Louise said...

Oh, I really like this quilting motif! It looks so fancy shmancy :)

I'm back in the US now and should be able to get your black scraps into the mail this week. I love the look of this project and am glad I can be a small part of it. That painting is wonderful and your black with cheddar choice is perfect!

KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness, it’s PERFECT! You certainly have developed some awesome vision!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Great quilting. You've been trying a lot of different motifs. Well done.

Tish Stemple said...

You are rocking the free motion quilting! Promise me you will not stop. I love the cheddar in the squares. The painting that inspired your quilt is beautiful.

Grace and Peace Quilting said...

That orange peel quilting looks fabulous! When you said you were considering changing your background to blue in your scrap quilt, I thought, wait! That cheddar looks so good! I was glad to read on and see you went back to your inspiration and stuck with cheddar. It just looks right. That painting is wonderful.

compusword said...

Found your site through Tish’s. Your quilting is coming along nicely. Atta girl!

vaiybora said...

Perfect inspiration :) and what attention to detail! I admire and congratulate.

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