Friday, June 22, 2012

JUNE FMQ CHALLENGE

The June FMQ challenge tutorial is from Cindy Needham.   Her tutorial was extremely helpful and I do want to thank her for participating.  First, I want to thank her for  handout on beginning and ending quilting lines.  When I read her method, I was so relieved because I had just spent a lot of time burying my threads in a quilt and I did not like that method at all.  I also liked what she had to say about imperfection!  She said, "My quilts are full of beautiful texture and movement and they are imperfect...and I love them."  And her advice on quilting circles really works.  Go to SewCalGal, click on the June FMQ challenge on the right side, and you can read Cindy's tutorial for all the details. 

My submission below was really fun to do.  I used some of her ideas and actually came up with an idea or two of my own!  I hope to be able to incorporate these ideas in some of my quilts.



I finished this twin size quilt and while it's not my favorite, I do like it a lot and am glad I got it finished.  It was started at least 4 (maybe more) years ago when I took a class at the local quilt shop, which has sadly gone out of business.

Some of the gals from my quilt guild are now knitting baby hats for the Children's Hospital and I have started as well.  We get together on Saturday mornings at a coffee shop to knit and talk.  I hope to go for a little while tomorrow as it is fun and the raspberry mocha coffee is yummy!  The baby hats can easily be knitted while riding in the car or truck too.

10 comments:

Liriopia said...

Wow, Ruth, that's your FMQ? It's absolutely beautiful! You have come a long way. Keep going!

Liri

---"Love" said...

You are quilting like a pro! That is absolutely gorgeous! I read all that tutorial, etc., but have I even tried it? No, of course not! I want to watch you sometime; maybe that would give me courage! ---"Love"

Janet O. said...

I think you are doing a great job on your quilting. I have read this month's tutorial a couple of times now, but haven't attempted it yet. It looks fun, but also involved and I haven't found time to get "involved" yet. The quilt looks good--your quilting looks smooth and consistent, which is more than I can say for what I picked out of my project last night. : )

Marsha said...

Your FMQ is amazing! I set my machine up to play with just some loopy lines and didn't like it at all. You are making great progress! Your twin size quilt turned out great, I love your fabrics. The best part is it is done, no longer a UFO, congrats!

Doniene said...

Amazing quilting!!!! It is always fun to finish a project! I love the border fabric! Have fun knitting - sounds like a great time!!

Blessings

quilt32 said...

I think you have a special aptitude or talent for FMQ. The work is just beautiful.
Lillian
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Beth said...

Your FMQ is just amazing. Your practice piece could be a whole cloth quilt. I am with Love, keep talking about it, but haven't done anything yet. Maybe we will try soon. ;)

2ne said...

Beautifull quilting

Elaine Adair said...

Holy Smokes, Ruth - your work is astonishing!!!

Quilting Babcia said...

Your FMQ challenge piece is fantastic!