Sunday, September 2, 2012

Leah Days UFO Sundays - From UFO to WIP

So, this week my UFO task was pretty simple. I have been putting quilting my "Shades of Blue" modern quilt on and off. For some reason, I had lot of thread issues in the beginging. I  know that I'm using good thread but I'm suspecting my sewing table. I think its high time that I invested on a good sewing table. Any suggestion? For my old portable sewing machine I had a 26 inches tall end table which just worked perfectly.

But I need a proper sewing table for my new Singer machine. I know I know I'm still stuck with Singer.

Okay enought about why my quilt became an UFO. But this week I tackled a most important but simple task, of hiding the threads. So here are some pictures of my quilt without threads hanging all over the place. Forgive me for my last few pictures with all the threads hanging over all over the place.

I forgot to mention, that the other reason this quilt became an UFO for it kind of became my practice quilt. Here is another reason not to pick an proper quilt for auditioning different designs.

Here are some shots of the quilt and my quilting which is my favorite block so far:

Swrils, Circles and Squares

Closeup of my favorite block so far

Picture of the quilt to quilting done so far

These FMQ designs are a combination of both Leah Day's designs and Angela Walters design from her book. Thank you to both Leah and Angela for being my inspiration.

More next week.

15 comments:

  1. I love your quilt. The blocks you have quilted are so very well done. Great work.

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  2. Wow, that looks fantastic..love the swirls, they look so even.

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    1. Thank you, Karin! I still feel that I could improve on the swirls! So, I'm I will continue the swirls on the borders.

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  3. Beautiful quilt! Angela Walter's design is the perfect choice for this one with all of the squares. It looks beautiful! As coon as I get some CASH, I'm looking at getting the Gidget 2 table. I have heard great things about it. Leah Day sells it and she also has a video about how to set it up so you can get a good look at it. I haven't tried it myself, but it's the one I am eyeballing:)

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    1. Thank you, Danielle! For some reason, I thought Leah stopped selling those Gidget2 sewing tables. Need to take a look again.

      That's definitely on top of my list to checkout and buy a new sewing table.

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    2. I was wondering if Leah had stopped selling them. I don't see them on her site any more. I wonder if she still recommends them? I'm hoping for a table for Christmas.

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  4. Wow, this is so pretty! I love the design of both the piecing and quilting.

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    1. Thank you! :-).
      I can't wait to finish up the quilting.

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  5. This design looks so "fresh!" I really like the strategic use of blues and negative space. The free motion designs you have picked really look great.

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    1. Thank you, Karen!
      This was my first attempt at modern quilt.

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  6. The swirls are my fave!!!! The texture formed by the stitching will be awesome!! Your quilting techniques have come so far....love it!!! Hugs, D

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    1. Thank you, :-).
      I'm starting to get the hang of swirls! Still 5 more blocks to go.

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  7. Your quilting looks awesome!

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