Leah Day's Building blocks QAL by cally68

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
In Progress
Started:
2014-01-18T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:

Description

I'm a new quilter and everyone who knows me, knows I'm stuck "in the ditch" and I'm absolutely terrified to get out. So I took the plunge and signed up for Leah Day's building blocks quilt along FMQ project. It's a year long, quilt as you go (42 blocks). This is the first block in the project, learning to FMQ simple U shapes. This was my very first attempt at FMQ. Well, actually my second attempt. This one was quilted on my brand new Janome 7700. The first one was the same block but quilted on my 20 year old kenmore. I still laugh when I look at it. Let's just say it wasn't pretty! Maybe I'll post the kenmore one so everyone can laugh along with me.

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Aizome

Comments

Kathie

I'm working on this project as well . . . You'll be a great inspiration for me to stay on top of it! I've been watching all the videos first and Leah has some great suggestions for success! Have fun with this one smile .

cally68

Kathie that's great that you are doing it also! We can motivate each other! Post a photo of your blocks as you complete them. I can't wait to see them. If there are others out there, maybe I'll start a group.

Joke

I just saw this last night and was thinking about trying it. I can only do a couple of basic FMQ designs so I would like to learn how to do others.

Siffstitch

I love the colors and the stitch design!

Speattle

Siffstitch

I bet you do, WOOF!

True

You motivates me to try FMQ on my Janome. I use to do some, on small projects, with my Kenmore but when got new machine last year had a horrible time getting tension right. And then just never tried again! So thanks for motivation and I figured it out...think having gotten use to my machine was part of it for me. Now I do not know if I will ever be able to do a larger quilt but like it for some smaller projects. Yours looks great.

True

Motivates should be motivated...

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