Saturday, August 9, 2014

Show Off Saturday!!

The quilting momentum continued today.  Two quilt finishes!!!

First up is the Broken Herringbone pattern I found over at Play Crafts.  Spiral free motion quilting.  Talk about moving outside of my comfort zone.



I used Essential thread from Connecting Threads, size 50.  At $3 for 1,200 yards, it was worth a try.  I was very happy with both piecing and FMQ.  Will definitely purchase this thread again.

At a Q-Squared bee sew day last weekend, Jenn over at A Quarter Inch from the Edge was doing FMQ spirals so I stood over her shoulder to watch.  I think I like spirals!!  The key is remembering to leave enough room to get back out.  Hey, Scrapmaster, I'm starting to like FMQ.



Since I was in the groove with FMQ, next up was the Shattered Glass Block from the Undercover Crafter -- all over meandering.


I quilted in the white space to make the coloured strips pop.  I am very happy with the outcome.

Proud of today's accomplishments, so linking up with Show Off Saturday over at Sew Can She.




7 comments:

  1. Look at you with all the FMQ! Glad the spirals are working for you and I think quilting the white on the shattered glass really works... I wonder who gave you that suggestion? :)

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  2. OMG Anja! So proud of you! Look at you go! That's the thing with FMQ..even if you get discouraged you have to keep at it. I knew you would love spirals. Both quilts are just fabulous. I am in love with Shattered Glass. Awesome! Glad you found a thread that makes it all go easier for you. Hope to get to see these two in person.

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  3. This is so great!!! Free motion Queen!

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  4. Both are wonderful!! I do believe 9 blocks of Broken Herringbone are perfect!! ;-)

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  5. whoa! looking pretty modern there, Anja!

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  6. Wow! Looking great! Awesome FMQ skills :)

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  7. These are both beautifully done and what a joy to see your work in person.

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