Monday, 6 July 2015

Progress on my free motion quilting!

Hello, I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.  Here it has been busy as I have some guests staying for a few days and we have been out an about having some fun visits to places in the local area.


I am just popping in to share with you some photographs of my latest free motion quilting practice.


The last online lesson I have been able to complete is one where spirals and sharp points were taught.  I have tried really hard with these practice pieces and I think I have made some progress.


There is not much time for any sewing here at the moment although, there are lots of projects waiting for my attention.....


Some backgrounds to finish stitching for my ICQC with Kathy Shaw....


My July CQJP Challenge 2015 block to be embellished....


The next Snow Happy Heart pattern from Anne Sutton to get started on.....


and of course some Farm Girl Vintage blocks to piece....

I am hoping to get some sewing time again at the end of the week! See you all then! 

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  1. The tree is beautiful. I know what you mean about projects that need attention, I am sure you will finish them all and on time.

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    1. Thanks Brenda! The tree is the background for a silk ribbon embroidery class and I can't wait to get it finished! ;)

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  2. I hope your visitors are enjoying themselves!
    All your projects look lovely, but I really, really like your tree xxx

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    1. I think they are!! The tree is the background for learning some new silk ribbon techniques... can't wait to get it finished and get started on them! :) x

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  3. You're making great progress with you fmq! You certainly are working on a lot of different projects. Certainly can't get bored.

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    1. Thank you Sunny! I really want to feel more confident with the FMQ! No, I don't get bored! LOL! :) x

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  4. The free motion quilting looks amazing, as do the colors you've selected! All of your work is lovely!
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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    1. Thank you very much Cathy! You are very kind! :) x

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  5. What a lot of gorgeous projects you have on the go Christine! I love the tree and fence. the free motion quilting looks just great especially with those lovely pastel colours combined together. Hope you're having a lovely time with your visitors xx

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    1. Thank you Alison! It has been a fun few days but I am itching to get some stitching again now! :) x

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  6. Great work with the FMQ, what class are you taking. I love the projects you are working on.

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    1. Thank you Gina! I am taking a Craftsy class taught by Christina Cameli called 'Free Motion Quilting Essentials'. It is a great class! :) x

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  7. Your FMQ is gorgeous! We do have fun with our guests, but I know our minds are never far from our projects. ;) Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I have had a fun few days but it is true I am looking forward to resuming some stitching! :) x

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  8. Love the tree! I bought the Craftsy Quilting class and have yet to get stuck into doing it lol but this summer school hols I will try my best to tackle and master some designs.
    Id say you were doing great with yours : )

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    1. Thank you Lyn! You will enjoy the class when you get started it is great fun! I really want to be able to say I have mastered FMQ this year! :) x

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  9. I must admit that FME and I haven't come to any sort of understanding so I tend to avoid it. Yours is looking pretty professional if you ask me!!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne.... it has taken a long time already to get to this level... I am hoping that this year will just take it to one level better! :) x

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  10. Determination will get you a long ways. Before you know it your FMQ will not be work any more. One of these days I am going to quit procrastinating and just start in. I am going to practice on some charity quilts rather than handing them off to the long arm girls to finish. I purchased the Craftsy class on quilting with the walking foot. So I am not lacking for motivation to get started. I was wondering if you have one of those slider things for FMQ? Many have recommended using one. I will be using my domestic machine. On a good girl note, I am gathering some supplies for some embroidery : ) projects in the near future. The Vegetable garden is in full production state here so that is putting a damper on my sewing time. Made some Strawberry - Rhubarb jam today. Yum Yum! janita

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    1. Hello Janita! Thank you! I do hope that I can take it up a level... that would be nice! You sound as though you have lots to keep you busy! Your jam sounds delicious! :) x

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  11. Catching up on some emails after my trip to OZ. Your free motion quilting is fantastic. You have far more patience than me. Love, love that tree! Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen! I really enjoyed stitching the tree and I am determined to master free motion quilting this Summer! :) x

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