Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WIP Wednesday - FMQ Progress

I am super excited about the progress I am making with the quilting of my Star Surround top. Here is a picture of the top pre-quilting:

I started with some stitching in the ditch around the middle star and again around the surround area (the black piecing). Then, I showed you a picture of the pebbling I'm going with in the white space both inside and outside the surround:

The lime/blue pieces are quilted with some dot-to-dot motifs (which I learned in Angela Walters' latest Craftsy class).

And this weekend, I spent a bit of time practicing drawing swirls on paper. Once I was satisfied that I kind of knew what I was doing, I started sewing swirls in the black areas. It looks awesome! I love the texture the swirls give to the quilt (I also learned how to do swirls by taking a class by Angela - Quilting Negative Space):

And that's how far I got. I have a little bit of the pebbling left to do and then I can move on to the binding and the label. I hope to have this quilt done for the next Montreal Modern Quilt Guild meeting at the beginning of November.

I will be linking up at Lee's for WIP Wednesday again this week. Why don't you do the same? Each linky party is full of inspiration. :-). Click the button in my sidebar...

Thank you for stopping by!

Izzy

Note: This blog post contains affiliate links. I'm a proud Craftsy Affiliate - I wouldn't recommend the classes if I didn't love them! :-)

 

13 comments:

  1. Wow! Your stitching is amazing!!! Gorgeous quilt Izzy!

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  2. This is fantastic! I saw your thumbnail in the WIP linky and had t pop over and check out your quilting :) I've considered taking those craftsy classes, it's good to hear that you enjoyed them. Now I'm going to be cheeky and mention that I have a new Thursday linky party on quilting process that you may like to link up to :) you can find last weeks linky here if you're interested and there'll be a new one up tomorrow afternoon :) http://prettybobbins.com/2013/10/17/quilt-dont-want-threads-show/

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  3. Your FMQ is fabulous! Love the pebbles and the swirls!

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  4. Wow Izzy...that quilt top is amazing and so is your quilting. It's going to be stunning when you're finished!

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  5. I am going to have to sign up for one of those Craftsy classes now. I love your FMQ and I have not really been brave enough to try it myself. A class might help.

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  6. Seriously love this! I really wanted something detailed like this in mine too but I don't have the skills yet. I have a practice quilt just for that purpose!

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  7. It's just fantastic! Congratulations!

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  8. Fantastic FMQ! I've signed up for several craftsy classes but sadly haven't had time to "attend"!

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  9. The quilting is looking great, I love the effect of the pebbles.

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  10. I really love your quilting choices~ Someday I look forward to creating with thread like that!

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  11. Love the quilting it looks fantastic!

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  12. Your quilting is amazing! You obviously have the "touch" for it. What do you think the secret is? I seem to get all flustered and go too fast to get back over the same line. Then I think it just looks messy. Do you think the trick is fast feet, slower careful hands? I might have to try mixing it up a bit.

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  13. Wow, can you believe not that long ago you felt like you couldn't FMQ? You sure have come a long way since then. Your quilting is just wonderful, and I am glad I get to see it.

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