Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Finish Something February!

How can it be February already??!! I didn't finish anything in January, even though I was a quilting fool! I guess I can say that I have done my FMQ QAL homework every week and I'm current on my QAYGFMQQAL. I may not have actually finished a quilt this month, but I came close with my latest project for Leah Day's QAL Wednesday. This week we were to practice stitching on a line. I knew immediately what project I could do.  So I made a baby quilt from a panel that I had had for a while.
Lots of lines to quilt!

I used light blue thread to quilt the center of the panel


I switched to yellow thread and filled in the yellow triangles and left the rest of the triangles open. I plan on quilting around the umbrellas




 I'm pleased with my progress this week. Although I'm using Isacord thread this week, I have implemented Leah Day's suggestion to use a spool stand. Not only did it work to eliminate the Aurifil thread breaking, it helped with the tension on the Isacord. I don't have any questions this week for Leah, just a huge thank you for last week's answer to my thread problem.

Since today is February 1st, it means Fresh Sewing Day! So here's a recap of January! (Lots of FMQ)

A lot of fun projects, but I must finish something in February!!!! Which leads me to WIP Wednesday!

So, my stats this week are:
In-process: (5)
Hip to be Square FMQ sampler (20 out of 30 blocks quilted)
Purple heart wall hanging ( needs borders, backing, quilting and binding)
Expanding Possibilities quilt (needs backing, quilting and binding)
Storybook quilt # 1 -  All blocks are quilted
Storybook quilt # 2 - All embroidery is done
Quokka Quilts QAYGFMQQAL quilt (First 4 blocks are quilted - quilted a 5th block since I added an extra row to my quilt).

New projects in the cue to start: (3)
FLMQG solids challenge crib quilt (Not started)
New Wave quilt (not started)
Friend's baby quilt -Noah's Ark Baby Quilt, top done, basted and almost all quilted!

Finished (0)

I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday, The Free Motion Quilting Project for Quilt A Long Wednesday and Lily's Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day!


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


 






 



Fresh Sewing Day






Color Me Quilty!


Pat


15 comments:

  1. No finish, but a busy, busy quilty month! I like your little baby quilt - really nice progress on the FMQ.

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  2. Don't be so hard on yourself about not finishing anything last month! Your embroidery alone was so great, I would need month for that!

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  3. Your quilting is looking great :)

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  4. I you are doing a great job on your quilting!! Keep up the great job!! Hugs

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  5. The quilting on the panel is great! I love the blue and green squares quilt.

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  6. Well done for practicing on actual projects! I'm still sticking to practice pieces. Love the Noah's Ark quilt

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  7. I just love the Noah's Ark Quilt. Great Job.

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  8. Great job! I haven't tried a spool stand yet but I haven't had any thread issues. It was really nice that you had some real WIPs to practice on - it's a darling quilt! ~Jeanne

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  9. Pat you did a awesome job! Love the quilt. Baby quilt panels are perfect for week4's quilt along. My first baby quilt was from a panel :-).

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  10. Oh your lines are so good. I love your filler work in the bitty triangles. You may say you got nothing finished, but you've sure gotten a lot done!

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  11. Your quilting on that lovely panel is gorgeous. Which thread stand did you buy and where did you get it?

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  12. Love your quilting and very cute baby quilt!

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  13. I think your fmq straight stitch looks great! I love the fmq in the yellow triangles!

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