1.16.2013

WIP Wednesday || Sewing Post

This is a short, get-to-the-point post today.   I finished quilt top #7 yesterday.  One of my sewing goals was to step out of my comfort zone, and this quilt definitely does that for me.  It's super girly, which is new for me since I tend to like more greens, blues, blacks, and grays.   The quilt top came together really quickly.  It's a simple design that I plan to kick it up a notch with quilting and a touch of Ric Rac trim.   I plan to FMQ this quilt, which also helps me reach my sewing goal of challenging myself more.






That leads me to pulling out my BSR foot and trying FMQ.  Wow, I know what I will be doing in my spare time now.  It's so addicting!  This was my first time doodling, and I think I did a pretty good job.  There's still lots of room for improvement, but what I think what is so great about FMQ is how organic it is.  It doesn't matter if lines aren't straight or circles aren't perfect.  It's all art!



 #6 is still hanging around on my couch waiting for fabric. I'm thinking of using IKEA fabric since I have never used any in a quilt, but it's just finding the time to drive 6 hours with a toddler.  But I'm dying, D-Y-I-N-G to get #6 quilted.  I can't stand looking at its prettiness any longer.


I'm sharing this with Freshly Pieced.


peaceout

16 comments:

  1. I love your quilt and your goals. You might like a few of the tutorials I have posted at www.theinboxjaunt.com--on doodle quilting...

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  2. I love your pink and white quilt! Have fun with the FMQing! Can't wait to see how you'll quilt it!

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  3. Oh my gosh - doodling! I've never heard of that before, but love it! So pretty. :)

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  4. Love the pink quilt! Good luck with the quilting!

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  5. Such a pretty top! I think rick rack will look awesome on it!

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  6. You have a BSR? When did that happen? Which machine are you using it for?

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  7. I love your fmq practice. Pink is not my favorite color (or anywhere near it), but your quilt is really cute.

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  8. Great goals. Good work on the quilting practice. It looks great.

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  9. Fun quilt top. I love the hearts you did in your sample FMQ.

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  10. Such pretty work. It is all looking wonderful!

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  11. I really love the second quilt you have posted - I love the miss-mash of fabrics.

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  12. Its very sweet! I love ikea fabric! Ive bought the mini bolts and used it for backings. Ive bought home dec to use for bags.

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  13. Valentine's? Looks great and I like your practice FMQ!

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  14. I love the pink quilt! And your FMQ doodling looks amazing, I'm sure your quilting will be great!

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  15. I like your pink and white quilt. I just did my first quilting this weekend but it will be a long time before I'm brave enough to do some free motion!

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