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.


  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? :)

  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.

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

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

  5. whoa! looking pretty modern there, Anja!

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

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


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