Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Progress Report

Working away on my pillow for the October FMQ Challenge hosted by Quiltshopgal. This month expert is Lori Kennedy from The Inbox Jaunt.

I have her Craftsy class 'Divide and Conquer" and decided to follow this and make a sampler of the different designs. Almost finished the front
Done some gridwork (not completed yet), paper clip design (which I loved), a heart design, the square flower, some pearls, more flowers, loops, ric rac and today the fabulous flower design. Well, the fabulous flower design on the bottom did not work out that well. Trying to follow someone else' drawing is always hard and I did practice this one on paper for a while, but somehow I could not get the flower shape right. The design is stitched in several passes and apart from the last flower on the right my wonky shapes are oddly consistent (looks actually like a chuck's head), so it seems that I just do not get it somehow. In the end I had to microstipple the fullness out of  the surrounding area and you can see that it is trying to puff through in parts.

Never mind, this has been good fun...we can't be great at everything! Not sure yet what I am going to do on the back, maybe an overall flower design...we'll see.

Linking up to Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts
Until next time



  1. Karen~I think you wonderful on it!! You are getting some awesome practice in with these pillows :-)

  2. I think you're on to something! A new design, the chicken. I like it.

  3. Beautiful quilting! Love it all and now I want to go and FMQ!

  4. Your FMQ is always an inspiration. :) Even wonky, the flowers look good, and I didn't see chickens until you mentioned it!

  5. That looks really good Karin. I have some sort of design idea in my head but no time to start yet. hopefully next week!!

  6. Beautiful! I really like the geometric sets on the right!


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