Sampler w/ FMQ

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I think the thing I am most proud of is actually completing all the blocks. Putting it together was pretty routine. Quilting the quilt following Leah Day's FMQ videos was tedious but very rewarding. I think I wore out the rewind slide bar ! Lol. Needless to say, my quilt is completed and I love it. It is now living over my railing, by the front door, for all to see, including me! What advice would you give someone starting this project? To start this project I think you need to buy all the fabric needed, especially the background yardage. Taking Leah's class was a great chance to see how she tackles all the different stitches, so you might budget for that type of quilting technique class. Otherwise, smile, relax, quilt & gain many new friends through Craftsy! :-)

What you will need

  • 100% Cotton Fabric & Thread Warm & Natural Batting 505 Basting Spray

Q&A with Ladybev

prugg asked:
This quilt is beautiful. I didn't think I liked the blocks of the month because they were done in all colors and seemed like a mishmash with little coordination. But this is beautiful when the colors are coordinated. And the quilting is gorgeous.
Ladybev answered:
Thank you so very much. I really enjoyed making the blocks & putting the top together. I only had done quilting in the "meandering" style, so the FMQ was a leap. Much more involved than meets the eye. I certainly learned a lot. My colors here are navy, burgundy, gold & misc. of mostly traditional toned down colors/old designs. Seems whenever I start a quilt my eye goes to them selecting fabric. :-)
sistertammie asked:
I would love to see some close up shots of each block. I love the quilt, it turned out awesome.
Ladybev answered:
I wasn't near as daring as you Tammie. Your back looks great and it definitely is a visible stitch Sampler. A two sided quilt like the Creative Backs! Lots of work there, more than I anticipated :-). Moving on!
mpac5000 asked:
LadyBev, your quilt is wonderful. Tammie, I am with you. I would love to see a close up of the quilting.
Ladybev answered:
I took some zoom pictures, tried to upload them and it wouldn't upload. It said I already had 6 photos - Not! I wrote to Craftsy "Help"
sewgurlie asked:
Love how your quilt turned out, and impressed that you quilted it yourself. Finished my top a few months ago, but haven't started making the quilt sandwich yet. I added 10 blocks, so it is larger - about a queen size. Just need to jump in. You've given me inspiration! Thanks.
Ladybev answered:
Leah Days class "FMQ A Sampler " is a fantastic way to stitch this quilt since it was developed to address each block design. She teaches a different stitching of each block depending on its design. What was especially educational was how to "read" certain blocks and which stitching would best enhance that block. It's slow compared to an overall approach. I mostly use meandering, feathers, spirals & flowers now. Don't miss this class. It offers such a wealth of ditching info. Good luck. Post your finished quilt too :-)

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