Thursday, February 26, 2015

FMQ Sampler Finish

In my last blog post, I mentioned I had been working on my FMQ Sampler quilt.  I finished it this week so I’m ready to show it all off!

I started this quilt way back in October 2014 during a FMQ workshop organized by the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild.  The fabulous MR Charbonneau from Quilt Matters led the workshop and can I say – she’s an amazing teacher.  We learned 12 different FMQ designs during the class and MR also demonstrated a really cool quilt-as-you-go method for joining the blocks once they were quilted.

My favourite designs are the pebbles…

The square spirals…

And the squared meander or squared stipple…

But all of the designs she showed us where a lot of fun.

I chose to join my blocks completely by machine instead of hand-stitching the sashing to the back. I used a zigzag stitch on my machine and find it adds a bit of fun to the overall design.  It’s also a lot more secure that way because my hand-stitching is dreadful!

The quilt-as-you-go method was so much fun, I will definitely use it again.

Linking up at Persimon Dreams for TGIFF.



  1. Wow, wow, and WOW! Isabelle, it's gorgeous! Thank you so much for all the kind words about my workshop. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. So thrilled to see your beautiful work!

  2. This is simply spectacular. Using zigzags on the sashing is genius-its so much a part of the design. Seriously-this quilt is a complete WOW.

  3. This is so pretty! I love the colors, and your quilting looks divine! And I love the added zigzag stitch. It does add such a fun feature! :)

  4. Love the colors! Your quilting is great!

  5. Your quilting patterns are great! My favorite is the square spirals, your lines are so evenly spaced!

  6. Love the colours and simplicity of the design which shows off your FMQ. As a new FMQer, inspired to try something similar :-)

  7. That's really lovely Izzy, you've come on in leaps and bounds.

  8. OK, this is hands down the coolest FMQ sampler quilt I've seen!

  9. What a fun project to learn different patterns! They are all so much fun. Great work.

  10. Wow, your FMQ is just flawless! Great photos, too!