Saturday, 27 May 2017

I've been working on my FMQ

My challenge quilt is coming together nicely. It is taking a while but I am very happy.

Large clam shells in a variegated blue thread. This is looking good.

I drew 1" grids and free motioned overlapping circles.
 I am working on the centre filling area... I think it's called mactavishing.

I have quilted the birds in and now deciding what to do in the top right corner and as a filler in the centre.
 I have cut all the left over borders together to make the binding. It was tricky.
I sewed the strips along the centre stipe on to the front of the quilt. I could see the little stripe and I was very careful to stitch straight. I then ironed the strip in half and over to the back ready for hand stitching down. 


 See the different quilting designs. Apple Core and mini Clam Shell.

 All the binding needs stitching down. It is getting there..

Can you see the fine coloured stripe in the binding fabric. That was a job keeping it straight.


13 comments:

  1. wow that looks great........you are doing so well...........

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  2. Totally agree it looks fabulous !!

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  3. That looks amazing Jo, love all the quilting, that binding wi u ld be super fiddly to get on but does look fantastic. Love the quilting detail on the birds.

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  4. That is fantastic, Jo! You have done a beautiful job with the quilting and binding.

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  5. That is fantastic Jo. Well done.

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  6. A beautiful quilt Jo, well done. I have a thing for blue and brown combinations.

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  7. what a delight this is your quilting has liftd it to even higher heights lovely

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  8. You are going so darn well❤️❤️

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  9. Love, love, love your quilting on this wall quilt. Including some extra birds in the quilting is genius. Awesome job. xxx Andrea

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  10. Stunning Jo. just beautiful

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  11. Absolutely beautiful, Jo! Perfect stitching and the design is gorgeous. Love how you did the binding - such patience and craftsmanship.

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  12. Amazing work Jo, this is so pretty, love the colours you are using.

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  13. Love this! Love the quilting, do you have a long arm?

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