Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Craftsy/Leah Day FMQ Class: Blocks Four, Five, Six, Seven and Eight!!

More work on my 'improve my skills sampler quilt'...making the most of rainy days!


Here is block four, with a shell echo in the white spaces and a square spiral in the centre. Still working on my steadiness and spacing...

Very excited yesterday to have my machinery gloves and Queen Supreme Slider arrive in the mail. Recommended by Leah and I can immediately see why! The gloves are so light and comfortable and give great grip while the quilt is moving so nicely across the slider...


Block five with an in-out spiral in the centre, pine needles around the wheel and echo shells in the corner. Not perfect but I am improving I think...


Block six is a sew and slash block in which I have done an echo pattern and a wandering clover, with string of pearls as well...

Block seven has got pebbles and basic stippling as per the class advice...when I look at it I think I should have pebbled the cream area and left the cross and corners blank for better effect...

Block 8 is where we were taught to do the escargot (snail) variation of the spiral...



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    1. Thanks Sara! I am enjoying having a go - it may not be 'perfect' but it is done with love!

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  2. The gloves and the Supreme Slider are awesome! Your FMQ looks great! What kind of thread do you FMQ with?

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    1. Hi, thanks for your comments. I am just using a Gutterman polyester general sewing thread. It doesn't state a weight. Is pretty much the only decent brand available to me down here (only two craft supply shops to choose from) without going online. Cheers, Jenny

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  3. This looks great and so much fun. I especially love the snail quilted block. Does the slider really make that much difference?

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    1. Hi Jasmine, sorry for the delayed reply, it has been one of those weeks! Yes the slider has helped, the quilt is still awkward to move when the bulk of it is bunched inside the arm of the machine etc but I did notice easier movement in my fmq. Cheers, Jenny

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  4. Great job! I'm glad I found you. I will go look for this class on Craftsy. Thanks for posting.

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    1. Hi there! Yes I can totally recommend the class. Leah is a lovely instructor to learn from! And Amy was great for the BOM class too,

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