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Free Motion Quilting a Sampler taught by Leah Day

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Romantic, Traditional, Classic
patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, polyester thread and wadding.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Making the block look a little "different". I did an extra slash and added a Suffolk Puff (Yo-Yo) to make it a bit more interesting. Unfortunately, the thread broke while I was still quilting the last area (the middle) so I had to unpick a bit. I may go back and try and finish it off, although I think I'd quilted myself into an area I won't be able to get out of!!! As the lines have been done in a patterned material I didn't do Leah's string of pearls as I thought that would detract from the fabric. I may sneak a string of pearls in somewhere later on another block.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Practise, practise, practise ...

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

Well, Kid oh, I looked really hard to see your thread break that you were speaking of & could not find it. Well done on the hiding. :-)

11/20/2012 Flag

Well, Kid oh, I looked really hard to see your thread break that you were speaking of & could not find it. Well done on the hiding. :-)

11/20/2012 Flag

I'm a bit afraid something will come undone in this, as I didn't really do much after the thread broke, other than to unpick a bit, but there wasn't enough thread to fasten off property. Perhaps I'd better post another picture of this in a few years' time, when it's had some wear to see if it shows then!

11/20/2012 Flag

yes and I looked to, I know photo's dont see the imperfections we see, but as far as the photo goes top job, and speaking about leaving it for a few year, well i have two quilts in need of repair, one because the dog chewed it (not the first time) and both needs some redoing on the hand appliqu, These quilts get used every day, so wear and tear does happen. Not a job im looking forward to as I didnt quilt these two quilts in the way i have been learning. But you will see the mess i have made, and yours is definitely not a mess in comparison, in fact perfect. I tried to do cobble stones, well they are very broken ones. hmmmmmmmmmmm oh well it was that I was trying to do, it was the tumblers from quilting quickly 11

11/20/2012 Flag

Hi Pat, I was just looking through your projects and wanted to say how inspiring this block, and your others, are! I love your purple theme and the extra twists on this block. Your quilting is great too; I had to look really hard to find the thread break, even after you told on yourself!! I am enrolled in both Amy's BOM and Leah's FMQ classes ~ I have been a faithful follower of Leah for several years over on her Free Motion Quilting Project. I am just waiting for my background fabric to arrive so I can start! I look forward to "seeing you around" here on Craftsy.

11/20/2012 Flag

Hi Marie! Thank you so much for your kind remarks. Good luck with the BOM and, eventually, the FMQ. I think this website is the best thing since sliced bread and I'm so glad I found it! I've learnt so much in quite a short time (did the whole of the BOM in October!) and it's so nice to have feedback from other crafters and to learn from them too. I look forward to seeing your photos when you get started with the BOM etc. Best wishes, Patricia

11/21/2012 Flag

Beautiful! Love the cute little yoyo. It adds a nice touch.

11/23/2012 Flag

Thank you. Before I did the quilting I thought the block looked a bit "empty", despite having put an extra slash in it, so it was then that I added the Suffolk Puff (yoyo). When I came to quilt it, I very nearly took it off, but I'm quite glad I didn't.

11/24/2012 Flag

This is one classy block! Just amazing how a fairly plain block is totally transformed with FMQ... and even more so with your little extras! Well done you!

11/26/2012 Flag

Thank you Pam. I wasn't keen on this block when I first saw it at the beginning of the course, but it "grew" on me!

11/27/2012 Flag