Created by: Reetzbobeetz
Project

FMQ

What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the fact that I was able to stay within the grids and be relatively straight. But there is a lot more work to do, as you can see. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Vary the threads you use for different effects in sunshine and shadow.

You Can Make This

Reetzbobeetz made FMQ with:

Design It, Quilt It: Free-Form Techniques

Online Class

Design It, Quilt It: Free-Form Techniques

with Cindy Needham

  • Fabric
  • cotton batting and thread

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the fact that I was able to stay within the grids and be relatively straight. But there is a lot more work to do, as you can see. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Vary the threads you use for different effects in sunshine and shadow.

Q&A with Reetzbobeetz

gale.gleim asked:
Beautiful, love the thread color.
Reetzbobeetz answered:
Thank you ggleim!
kay keld asked:
It looks great. I have also seen this class but have not had time yet to have a go. Looking forward to it after seeing your work. Was it your first attempt at FM Quilting?
Reetzbobeetz answered:
Thank you Kay. No it was not my first attempt at FMQ. I have been practicing on small practice pieces and I have done a few quilts - but nothing at all detailed or complicated. :)
Cindy Needham asked:
Absolutely stunning! I love your use of variegated threads and how you made a good "peanut butter cup" with your soft lines and geometrics. Good focal point movement with your wavy line blocks in the middle. Congratulations! :)
Reetzbobeetz answered:
Thanks Cindy! High praise from the teacher - I am floating on a cloud! :)
Sylvia Earl asked:
Spectacular. Maybe some day, I'll be able to do something similar.
Reetzbobeetz answered:
Thank you Sylvia. Honestly you can do this. Just make up a pile of practice sandwiches and go for it. it's fun! :)
Rehak asked:
Beautifully done! I love the composition and the way you varied the design in the corners.
Reetzbobeetz answered:
Thanks Rehak! The corner designs were varied because I had to turn some awkward moments into alternative designs. LOL.

Skill Level

Beginner