Saturday, January 18, 2014

Craftsy/Leah Day FMQ class Block Nine PLUS GIVEAWAY!

Wow!  I see by my blog overview that this is my 100th post! I think that deserves a suitable celebration! I have had a look through my stash and I have this little set of six fat quarters, not labelled but they seem to have a Japanese floral theme - I bought it as I love the colour combo of pinks and oranges, purples and reds. 
Everyone who leaves a comment before the 1st February will go in the draw (including international visitors). Become a new follower and leave a second comment to confirm that and it'll give you a second chance to win! Good luck and thanks for visiting!

I have quilted these blocks from my 2012 Amy Gibson Craftsy class BOM modern quilt sampler, following Leah Day's advice in her FMQ Craftsy class that followed up the BOM.


Have used Leah's travel back feather design on this one...

I was better with my shape on the longer feathers on the right than I was with the ones on the left, c'est la vie!! Will see how I go with the feather wreath on block ten! Watch this space. 

Thrilled to be linking up with Lee's WIP Wednesday and Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday!


34 comments:

  1. I'm always a bit nervous to try new FMQ designs, I like this idea of one block at a time. Great way to learn without the pressure of a whole quilt. I love how the hexies are used in this block, too. I love to make them but don't know that I could ever do enough for a whole quilt. Great colors you chose for them!

    Congrats on your 100th post!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! The FMQ class was the ideal follow up to the BOM class - and yes, I am enjoying being able to try (or revisit) some techniques. I also made a whole block of hexagons - am going to quilt that on the seams with a fancy stitch on the machine at the end when I change the sewing foot over.

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  2. Love your quilting. Adds so much texture.

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    1. I'll be keeping this quilt as a reminder of my beginner progress and also a reference of ideas on how to fill in blocks on future quilts! Thanks for visiting.

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    1. You and me both! I can't wait to finish it - school starts in two weeks, so the countdown is on as my goal was to complete it before then!

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  4. Great job on the FMQ! I have done several of Leah Day's designs -- I just need more practice.

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    1. Yes, practice is the key - I have three more quilt tops on my to-do list this year so I think I will get quite a bit of practice done!

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    1. Cheers! I may have to have a prize for my 100th follower...am getting closer!

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  6. Hi Jen!! I added myself as a GFC follower (I thought I already was...glad I checked!) Congrats on the 100th post!

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  7. My feathers usually look better on one side than the other. That is why I have avoided them lately. Yours look really good from here. :)

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    1. I know what you mean - I was quite worried about the circle/wreath of feathers in the next block but I did that last night and it looks really awesome (that'll be my next post!) - I think I did better by making them larger and so the movement was more fluid (I was quite squashed up on my first block I realised).

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  8. Hi! What beautiful quilting, it really makes the hexis pop! Congrats on your 100th post!
    Heather
    hbrooke_ski (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks Heather, I am enjoying the practice. Thanks for visiting!

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  9. Those hexagons and feathers are really neat and they look great! I think we are always harsher on ourselves. Great work!

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    1. LOL, yes you are right, I would be more particular about being precise I think if I planned to give it away but I want to keep this one so am being a bit lazy perhaps!

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    1. Thanks very much for dropping by! Have a good weekend.

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  11. Congratulations on this milestone! And what a lovely way to celebrate! Your quilting looks wonderful! I loved that BOM (my first) and I still have the quilt top waiting to be quilted. Thanks for the inspiration to get started!

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    1. Thanks very much! I am enjoying it a lot (and only a week left to finish before school starts again...sigh!!)

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  12. Stopping by to say, Wow inspired, I saw your beauty on Freshlypieced.

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    1. Oh thanks for connecting! That was my first time linking to WIP, fun to be able to share with other quilters (the boys in my house make the right comments but would rather talk motorbikes!)

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  13. Lovely fabric giveaway and your FMQ is inspiring I need to start working on mine.

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    1. You will be pleased to get it done, it is fun having a go!

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    2. Congratulations Mara, you are the winner of the giveaway! I will try to email via your profile!

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  14. Congrats on your 100th post,and thanks for the giveaway!

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