Showing posts from November, 2012

Sewcalgal's FMQ Challenge - November

This months tutorial is by Sarah Vedeler on swrils one of my favorite FMQ designs. Her swrils were deeper and perfect for any border.
I used this for the outer border on the pillow I'm making. This is  18x 18 pillow sham for my
for the baby quilt I made in August.
Here is my practice for this month.

I got to hurry up on the final quilt with all the challenge FMQs soon. Just waiting for tomorrow to see whats in store for December.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear quilting friends, its been an awesome year sharing my quilting journey with all of you. Its such a special thing to be able to share with wonderful hobby with all you and learning from each other. I can't be more thank you for having such a great community.

You all hold a special place in my heart.

Happy Quilting!

BMQG Precious/WIP Challenge - Confessions of a Fabricholic

I have been craving for some piecing this past week. Last few weeks I have been spending a lot of time quilting and binding. So, I had to start another new project with Moda's Little Black dress mini charm pack. As if I didn't have enough UFOs :P

I am making Elizabeth Hartman's Pod quilt from the craftsy class: Inspired Modern Quilts. She is an amazing teacher and love all her quilt designs.

I do have plans of making some mini quilts with these other mini charm packs. These are 2.5" squares and are so adorable. Aren't these cute little things?

Hmmm gear up for this picture heavy post.
Now, coming to the Precious/WIP Challenge. To read more about it check out BMQG webiste for Precious/WIP Challenge. I think all the fabrics I own are my precious little bundles. But here are my most favorite ones which I want the quilts in the coming year,2013:

1. Spot's favorite color:  I bought this last year and since added Good night Spot fabrics to the stack, both by Andover…

Quilting the Groovy Quilt - And a Win :-)

Alyssa @ PileOFabric has been an awesome host hosting the Totally Groovy Quilt Along. I really enjoyed making the quilt. The curves was the big challenge for me and the tutorials provided by Emily Cier and Kate Conklin were very helpful. And guess what? I won the Raffle for the Totally Groovy Quilt Along. YAHOO!
I never win anything, so this was great! More fabrics to buy ;).

I want my Groovy quilt to be all about the Free motion quilting. Because its not that often I have solids/monochromatic prints in my quilts. So, I choose five different FMQ design for this quilt top. One for each color.

1. Coral - Flower design from Angela Walter's "Free Motion Quilting" book. I really had fun quilting this. But it took be 6 hours just to get through this color in my quilt. Imagine when I will be able to finish my quilt.

2. Grey - Escargot from Leah Day's 365+ FMQ designs. She also teaches this @ her Craftsy class. Initially I wanted to quilt pebbles here. This was a fun variati…

UFO Sunday with Leah Day - X's n O's quilt

Okay for the last couple of week I have been working on X's and O's quilt. I choose the Angela Walters Plume Feather for the center squares or X's. And not sure what to do with the white diamonds, just stitched in the ditch. I didn't want to use the dark thread on the white background for quilting.

The inner border is again a problem area, which I am still evaluating on which FMQ design might work. I have two different thoughts about it:
1. Wood grain FMQ
2. Just straight line quilting echoing the triangles which are formed against the inner border.
So for now, I stitched in the ditch around the inner border. For the order border I choose the Flower design from Angela's first book "FMQ with Angela walters". I used the same design in my groovy Quilt too. And absolutely love the texture.

The Plume Feathers looks lovely from the back. First I was stiching in the ditch around the X blocks, but that  took away the beauty of the Plume Feather. So, I skipped doi…