Oh my goodness gracious...that quilting is amazing!! How long is it taking you? It is going to look lovely when all done!
It's actually going fairly quickly, Mary...one thing I love about FMQ is it is pretty fast. I've been getting up my courage to try some new things and so I'm happy how things are coming out.
I really like the quilting -- this is going to be so beautiful!
Thank you, Amanda :)
Oh God, another one of your quilts that I love! The backing fabric is so sweet, the front is so happy and I like the way the cornerstones ties all the blocks together. Iam so envious of your quilting bravery and accomplishment. You are ready to open up shop and share your quilting knowledge!! I'm going to go look up this fabric line but suspect it's no longer available, but it is darling.!
Thanks, Terry! I really love this fabric, too. I don't know if you can still find it or not (I think it is out of print now). You are very generous to say I can "open up shop" - I feel, still, like a beginner when it comes to the actual quilting of quilts. I just jump in and go for it because I don't know any other way to learn how to do it - sometimes it works, sometimes not so much :)
Oh the beautiful colors...like being in a candy store. The quilting is fabulous and yes, what better way to learn and improve than by jumping in!!
Thanks so much, TessaMarie :) Sometimes we just have to be brave and fearless, right??!?
ooooh, an old white iron bed...I'm totally jealous! I want one of those :)
Me too, Carolmarie! I love the history behind these old things...and nothing is better than an old quilt handmade on top of an old iron bed - sighs
Ok now I am jealous of both of you;-)
Gorgeous...just such a fresh and pretty quilt...very much speaks summer! And I love the quilting and binding you used. Can see myseflf all curled up in it reading...oops it is not mine;-)!!!
LOL - thank you, Mary!!
Love this...and the quilting! What a nice summer quilt.
Thanks, Kirsten :)
You have the perfect porch for this quilt. I can see a big pitcher of ice tea a plate of lemon dainties and women in their summer dresses exchanging quilting stories. I'm so intrigued with the quilting! Can you take an even closer picture of the circle? I 'm trying to figure out how you end it in each square. The binding is the icing on the cake. It's perfect.
Terryt1955 if you go to my blog (follow the link on this project) I think you can probably see the quilting better (click on any photo in my blog post to enlarge it). Here is how I did the circles: I started on the outside and did a spiral. When I got to the center I reversed the stitching and followed the spiral back out. That's also how I did the squares and rectangles. Here is a really good blog article that shows how to do these.
whoops here is the link: http://afewscraps.blogspot.com/2010/10/free-motion-quilting-designs-spirals.html
+Terryt1995 I also meant to say "Thank you" - the picture you paint of drinking tea, in summer dresses with quilts is quite appealing!
I'm looking, I'm drawing circles on sratch paper, I'm getting my nerve up! Thanks for the links. I always get so sucked into your blog, in a good way, and spend a whole lot ot time reading instead of doing. It's a problem with me!
Caribousmom , OMG this is the best site to see what this FMQ is all about AND I am actually understanding it a whole lot more! The few you tubes I watched just jumped in with out marking anything and went 100mph talking the whole way.THANK YOU for posting this site!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you Caribousmom ... I so agree with Terryt1955 thank you for this blog...it is clear and gives some great ideas for practicing (everyone at work is going to be wondering about my drawing;-) I so hate when those doing the videos say "I move fast"... well for a tutorial that is not very helpful as I don't and I cannot follow it!
True and Terryt1955 I assume you guys also saw here great page devoted to FMQ and all the designs - her video was also REALLY good: http://afewscraps.blogspot.com/p/free-motion-quilting.html
I spent my lunch time (as usual) looking at her video and different info on FMQ really wish she did more videos as she is so clear!
meant my lunch time is usually spent looking online at quilt stuff;-)
I wish she did more videos too...
True and Caribousmom , I found another FMQ video by Leah Day. She has a whole series of FMQ starting with the basics. It reminds me of learing how to print and practicing on our lined tablets page after page to master the alphabet. I need to make some practice pads for FMQ and just relax and find the Zen of it!
Yes terryt1955 Leah's blog and videos are amazing...I need her to slow down a little when slowing though!! But all her different stitches and levels are amazing to look at...
It is pretty amazing - isn't it? It is mesmerizing!
Wendy, this is one of my all time favorites. I am so glad that I get to see your quilts in real life. You did a amazing job on the quilting and you know I just love all these fabrics.
er - meant real LIFE (not like - although I'm sure I'll like them!)
I wish I had a quilt I could bring in but I have never kept a quilt.....all I have is pictures.
How have I missed this quilt?? It is just beautiful! I love the colors and all the many prints.
Janquilter thank you! I think it is pretty easy to miss quilts here - there are so many!!
Gizmo adds to its beauty!
I think so too True ! She loves that quilt - she lays on it at least once or twice every day and if I move her, she complains!
Well hello Gizmo. Aren't you the lucky one getting to hang out on this beautiful quilt! You have very good taste!
I still love this quilt every time I see it! Looks like Gizmo loves it too!!
Gorgeous....and I love the quilting!
Beautiful- love everything about it- especially the quilting though!