Monday, 21 November 2016

Three more mini quilts.....

As I mentioned in a previous post, I had three more free motion quilted mini quilts ready for binding in my sewing room.  I have now had time to bind them and I am really pleased with the outcome. These little quilts are mini quilts (approximately 14 inches square) which I have made as a result of following Lori Kennedy's Craftsy Class called Divide and Conquer. At the end of the class she challenges you to make a mini quilt of each of the styles she has covered throughout the class.  The one I showed you last time was called a framed composition.




This next one is a grid composition.




Then there is this diagonal composition.




Finally, there is this medallion composition.




All in all there are six different styles of quilt, so I still have two more to do. I have them all layered up and marked ready to go but I just have to find the time to quilt them! So far I am thrilled with how well the quilting is going as there have been times when I really thought I would never get the hang of it. My advice to anyone else trying to learn is to keep going, you will get there! 




While I was wearing my 'binding' hat, I also decided to bind one of my recent practice pieces so that I can use it.... I'm not sure what for but it looks quite cute finished! 

18 comments:

  1. All your practise is paying off! Your FMQ is really good now! I love the look of all of them xx

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  2. Your FMQ is amazing. I'm still learning and will follow your advice. Your work is so inspirational.
    Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you Paula! It is worth the effort... I am really pleased with the results but it has taken time! You have a wonderful week too! Christine x

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  3. Wow - your FMQ is REALLY coming on - well done Christine x

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    1. Thank you Lynda! The practice has definitely paid off! I am really pleased! Christine x

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  4. Simply stunning. Great Job! I'm sure it feels so good to learn a new skill. Before you have told me that everyone has a style and has different things that they find work best for them in learning how to machine quilt. How about you? What tools do you enjoy that seem to make the task easier? Even thread type? I have purchased 2 classes on using my walking foot.... I need to dive in but feel so intimidated by it all. Janita

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  5. Very impressive Christine! I especially love the diagonal composition. Your practice piece doesn't look like "practice"! :) Will you give these as Christmas gifts or keep them for yourself?

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  6. Your quilting is coming along nicely! I'd be proud to hang any of those on my wall.

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  7. All of the quilt stitches look great! Well done.
    KATRIN W.

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  8. They look amazing!! Great job! And it's just wonderful, that you can make something really cute out the practice sandwiches! Have a nice week! Ariadna.

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  9. Oh, how wonderful! Well deserved small beauties! You are doing great, Christine, and just love how they look!

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  10. Wow! Love them! It is obviously a great class. Especially love the last one. Those curls are next on my list when life settles down in a couple of weeks when my son will have started his new job in Wellington. Hope to sneak them in just before Christmas things. Love that you put the butterfly with the curls.

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  11. Hello Christine, your quilting mini's are so beautiful. You sure have mastered the art of free motion quilting so quickly, Well done clever friend. xx

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  12. Wow, liebe Christine,
    da ist ja ein Mini Quilt schöner als der Andere, ich bin total begeistert!!! Fleiß zahlt sich halt immer aus!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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  13. These are all wonderful! My favourite is the leaves (and the medallion). Can't imagine the patience these all had to have taken!

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  14. Your patience and practice have really paid off! Your quilting is amazing, and so neat!
    Hugs, Barbara x

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  15. Oh. My. Goodness! You are getting so good! Now I have to take that class!

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