Thursday, March 24, 2016

TGIFF - Ocean Sky on the East Coast

Welcome to TGIFF hosted here on the east coast of Canada in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  If this is your first time visiting, I hope you take a few minutes to check out what I've been working on.  And if you are a return visitor, thanks for visiting again.

This is the Ocean Sky pattern created by Brianna @ The Iron and Needle.  I'm so glad Brianna gave me the opportunity to test this great pattern.  You can read about my journey here and here.


The grass is so depressing...not yet green, but no snow (thankfully) to cover the awful colour.  So I tried taking a photo in a different spot in the backyard.  I need to remember this spot in future.


I am not very good with FMQ on my Singer, and she does not like FMQ very much.  Sandra @ Musings of a Menopausal Melon gave me some suggestions, so I decided to try some new things.  I do like the L shape, but more practice is needed.  I had some trouble maneuvering the corners in the white sections.


But I love the F shape (I think that's what it's called), so I did it in both the dark and light blue sections. I had originally planned to do two different motifs but decided to continue with the one that I was comfortable with.


And to continue with trying new things...I matched thread colours to the fabric.



Now it's time for your finishes.  Link up your blog post showing off your finished project using the linkup below.  Don't forget to visit some of the other finishes and share some love and encouragement.  Please include a link and/or the TGIFF button in your blog post so your readers can also view all the great finishes.

This is one of my FAL 2016 goals.

And to continue with my showing off, I'm linking up my finish with:





35 comments:

Linda said...

Wow, Anja! I am impressed! You did an amazing job on your FMQ. Fabulous!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

The quilt looks wonderful finished - I know Sandra is awesome, but I am thinking you are doubting your skills too much! <3

Izzy said...

I think you've done a wonderful job with the FMQ. The quilt is beautiful. And thank you so much for hosting TGIFF this week! :-)

Laura said...

That looks fabulous! Love your FMQ. Thanks for hosting!

Yanicka said...

ohhh I really like this quilt. Congrat on the great finish :)

Sarah Goer said...

The quilting looks great and I love the color palette. I'm not sure I'll get a finish post up in time to link-up. I hope to get time to work on that tomorrow. :-)

Granny Maud's Girl said...

My goodness! You have been busy and productive lately!
I have just started catching up on everyone's sewing after an all-work-no-play period. :(

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

Your FMQ motifs are great! They look really good, Anja! I really like what you did in the white squares. Gorgeous!

Tish Stemple said...

Your free motion looks great! I love how you quilted this. You should be very proud from the fabrics you chose to the quilting motifs. Corners always make me scratch my head too. I always just stumble through them till I can see a straight path again.

Paige said...

I think your FMQ is great. You're being too hard on yourself! Love the colors, great finish! Thank you for hosting TGIFF this week!

Leanne Parsons said...

The quilt is beautiful, Anja! I think your fmq looks great too. We still have snow covering our grass...and it's all dirty snow after a huge amount of wind blew bits off all the trees these past few days. Green grass is still a ways off...

Jayne said...

You did a great job on this quilt. From the colors to the quilting! I'm still fighting with FMQ myself, so I know what a challenge it can be!

Stitchin At Home said...

Love this! I think your fmq is better than you give it credit for.

Renee said...

I think I've heard the F shape called a wishbone? Anyway, it looked great on your quilt and combined with the other loops.

Christine Slaughter said...

I love the colors in your quilt, and your free motion quilting is great! Well done!!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Simply beautiful! You picked some great colors that worked great with that pattern. Don't be so hard on yourself for your quilting. I think it looks wonderful!

Ruth said...

Looks brill. congrats on a beautiful finish!

Susan said...

Such pretty colors - a lovely finish!
Susan @ quiltfabrication

Jessica said...

The "L" shape is fabulous! Awesome colors, too! Congrats on a great finish!

Dominique said...

That quilt is awesome. I love your choice of colours, and the pattern is so intricate. Lots to see in that quilt. Great finish.

Brianna said...

Yay! I was happy to see you were hosting this week and when I pop over to visit and link up, you've finished your Ocean Sky quilt :) So exciting! It looks great!! You were much more adventurous than me. I really like the quilting in the green spaces. I tried the wishbone pattern on a quilt recently and liked it too. Loving that green binding as well. I got my couch last weekend and the window trim behind it is finished, so I can finally take a picture of mine :)

Brianna said...

p.s. I love the title

Lisa J. said...

Great job on that free motion quilting sister! We just keep getting better and better and one day we will be awesome!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Your quilt really pops in your photos. I think you hit the sweet spot for the lighting!

Sarah Craig said...

The quilt is beautiful, especially in the photo in the second spot! You really did hit on some great lighting there. And your FMQ is coming along nicely - lots of practice will help! Whoop whoop for you!!

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

I love the different motifs you quilted! I'm going to have to remember the one you used in the square, it's perfect for my current WIP! Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

It's a stunning quilt and I think your quilting adds to it. Beautifully done!

Lorna McMahon said...

I'm so excited to see you experimenting with different FMQ motifs! What a gorgeous finish, Anja. Lovely work!

Mary Marcotte said...

Beautiful finish, Anja! I love those colors and your pretty FMQ. Did you like changing thread colors? For your quilt it was definitely worth the extra time. The quilt is gorgeous!

The Farmhouse Quilter said...

Your quilting is great!! Beautiful finish!

Heidi said...

Love your blue and green combo Anja! And congrats on the quilting!

KaHolly said...

Way to go, Anja! It's beautiful! I applaud your bravery with trying the new to you FMQ designs. It looks lovely! XO

June D said...

Great job! Thank you for talking about the different designs and how you approached them. Very very nice. I'm clicking to follow you by email!

Zenia Rene said...

Yay Anja! You did really good!!! Keep up the good work.

Stacey said...

So lovely!! Your quilting is amazing. Thanks so much for participating in the Finish-A-Long, on behalf of the 2016 hosts!