Thursday, 7 March 2013

Sound Wave & Magnum Blocks - Skill Builder BOM: January/FMQ


I'm about to start work on my February Skill Builder BOM, so I thought maybe I'd update you on my progress with the January blocks. They're all fmq'd now and I think I'll just let the photos below speak for themselves:


SOUND WAVE
Kaffe Fassett - Millefiore


MAGNUM
Kaffe Fassett - Lake Blossoms



Pile O' Fabric






Linking To:
Quilter in the Closet





22 comments:

  1. Wow Chrissy, your FMQ is very very accomplished! Now I see why you need a chiropractor! Beautiful work and it's always lovely to see a back that's as gorgeous as the front x

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    1. Thanks Gertie - I've done lots of it over the years as part of my textile art work but it feels quite different to me somehow when I'm doing it on a quilt - I think it's the thickness and weight of the quilt sandwich, the confines of a repeated pattern in a defined space, having to create a stitch quality that is usable rather than decorative and that the back is just as important as the front and will be visible. My Textile Art teacher used to tell me to have the machine going as fast as possible and move the fabric at my own speed but on the quilts I find the slower I go on the pedal as well as with my hands the better the quality of the stitches - it's quite different. :)

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  2. Oooh - I love your FMQing, especially all the different styles you've used in your soundwave block. And it's all so eveb! The backing fabric is beautiful too, so vibrant. I'm a little bit behind on mine at the moment - better go and order the wadding - opps!

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    1. Finally I'd cleared the decks a bit and could catch up a little - hoping to start making the next 2 blocks today. You can't beat a bit of Kaffe Fassett to brighten any day can you?! :)

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  3. Yay! You got it done and the quilting looks fabulous.

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  4. Wow, your quilting is simply wonderful.

    Nana

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  5. Wonderful blocks Chrissie, the quilting on the Magnum block is just amazing!

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    1. Thanks, I started the first of the February blocks yesterday :)

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  6. Beautiful blocks Chrissie. Your FMQ is amazing!

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  7. Gorgeous blocks Chrissie and the quilting works perfectly.

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    1. Thanks Lin - I followed Alyssa's (Pile O'Fabric) suggestion for the background and a couple of the sections but did my own thing over the rest :)

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  8. These are wonderful! I LOVE your fmq :)

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    1. Thanks Janine, they were fun to do :)

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  9. Looks gorgeous Chrissie, the KF backing was an inspired choice. I finally bought myself a foot last week and gave it a try thanks to you!

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    1. Wow that's so great to hear, can't wait to see what you've been up to Sarah Lou, I'll be watching out for you posting about it! :)

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  10. Those blocks are AMAZING. I love them! The FMQ is great, and the colors play so well together. Yum!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, I need to get on with the next two now! :)

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  11. These really look amazing! You are inspiring me to get started on mine!

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    1. Thanks Jen, you're probably well ahead of me by now, there's been so much going on I'm 4 blocks behind - maybe later this week I'll do some catching up?!!! :)

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