Wednesday 11 February 2015

Busy with WIPs

Have been busy with several WIPs.

1. February FMQ Challenge over at the QuiltShopGal
Realized that this is a somewhat shorter month and we are almost half way through, so started my pillow this weekend. This months' expert is Leah Day and as for January there are three options to participate. I dragged my feet for a while not being able to make up my mind what to do... actually my choice is influenced by the thread I wanted to use...had to be the beautiful orange Aurifil thread that I have, mixed with that blue...

Here is a sneak preview of some FMQ Goodness: Did not quite turn out as bright as I had imagined but it still will be nice
Watched Leah Day's video about her Butterfly pillow and got quite inspired to try to do a button closure on the back...need to do a bit more research on this though to figure out how that is done.

2. Finished all the blocks of the Field Study quilt: Thank God for that, this was dragging me down. Left this for a minute to be sewn together another day.

3. Found some backing for my Stretched Star quilt
Bought this bright yellow fabric as a backing for my hexagon quilt that featured a lot of yellow. Was so confident when I went to the shop I did not even take a sample...only to find it did not match my hexagon yellow at all. Completely different shade and I had bought some meters of this.
What a strike of good luck, as it fits the yellow in this quilt perfectly and goes with the overall bright and happy theme. Sewn this together and this quilt is now ready to be basted and more importantly to be quilted. Still not sure whether to do an overall FMQ design or go around the stars outlining them...leaning towards an overall design at the moment.
I want to get this done and write up the pattern.

4. Doing another basket in brown tones...

Yep, busy...why do we always do that, starting several things at once with another two to five ideas lurking around in the background. Almost stressful!

Until next time



  1. Hi Karin,
    dein sneak-view auf dein FMQ Projekt macht mich neugierig, es sieht schon so toll aus! Und ich fange gerade an zu schwitzen, denn du hast ja recht, es ist ein kurzer Monat, pyh.. vlt. sollte ich auch endlich anfangen mit Gedanken zu machen.
    Wunderschöner Rückseiten-Stoff, auch davon freue ich mich auf die nächsten Fotos.
    Liebe Grüße

  2. I think the free motion feathers look great on the Orange. Just love seeing all the FMQ at Quiltshop Gal challenges. Lots of inspiration. I agree with you, I seem to start things before I have finished others just because there's so many great projects to do....aren't we lucky.

  3. Beautiful FMQ. Be proud. Inspirational. Total #CreativeGoodness.



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