Saturday, 6 May 2017

FNWF. Free motion quilting

I have finally started quilting my entry into the SPRIING challenge. I had this top nearly completed from a workshop at the Phillip Island Quilters a few years back. So, out it came and I hope to get it finished in time. I have had it out on the table for a few weeks wondering how to quilt it. I found it a bit daunting and kept putting it off. A little bit scared to start I think. Thanks to the inspiration of Vicky Jenkins quilts I jumped right in....
The birds and the blossom flower are spring to me. So let's hope I can quilt it ok. This is a Gina Burgess pattern, Borders with Attitude.
You do basic split 4 patch blocks and add borders. Then you fuse and appliqué whatever patterns you would like. I chose these beautiful soft panels, cut all the birds, flowers and leaves out. Fused them on in different ways. Now the sewing is part of the quilting. Using different weight threads...
It measures less than 1 metre square (about 36")

 1" Grid lines ready for the curved quilting lines..

 There is a bird drawn in ready to quilt

 The drawn on bamboo.



So I am working on this for FNWF. and stitching with many others in cyberland.

17 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt you are entering in the challenge. Your quilting will fantastic. Are you doing it all on the machine?

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  2. Beautiful! Looking forward to seeing it quilted!

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  3. loving how you have appliqued onto disappearing four patch blocks it really is so effective and I am sure your quilting will add even more to the piece, the birds are so beautiful

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  4. Lovely quilt, so much work in it. Good luck with the quilting!

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  5. You are so clever Jo. It will be beautiful xx

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  6. Wow it will look stunning when it is finished! Don't forget to post a photo when you are done please!

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  7. It will be a stunner. Good luck with the challenge, hope to see you there.

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  8. That is beautiful Jo, love the colours. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

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  9. Just beautiful. Good luck with the quilting.

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  10. Your quilt is beautiful and I love your plan for quilting , I hope it all went as planned .

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  11. Such a pretty quilt..looking forward to seeing the quilting Jo.....

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  12. It's always nice having your company Jo. Thanks for stopping by... xox

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  13. Simply gorgeous..love the colours you have used and the fussy cutting of the flowers and birds..

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  14. This one is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I love the soft blues with gold sparkles as well as the well placed fussy cut pieces.

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  15. Can't wait to see the progress..looks great x

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  16. This is a beautiful piece...have fun with the quilting, I look forward to seeing more of it!

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  17. This is going to be a work of art! Good luck with the quilting.

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