Friday, May 3, 2013

FMQ for the Fun of It!

Spring has finally arrived in upstate NY. My gardens are crying for some attention, so little sewing has happened this week. But last night I decided to find a quilt sandwich and just have some fun practicing some spirals, one of my favorite designs.

The koi fish is NOT FMQ, it is machine embroidered.

This quilt sandwich was a leftover experiment from my Koi Pond quilt. I tried machine embroidery to quilt, but I never liked the results. So I think it's fair game to have a little fun stitching!

The back
I think the spirals are timely, Leah Day showed a tutorial on them this week. So I'm linking up with  Leah Day for FMQ Fridays at the Free Motion Project.

Free Motion Quilting Friday
Color Me Quilty!

P.S. Make sure you stop by next Monday. I'm participating in Sew, Mama, Sew's May Giveaway Days. I have some cool Kaffe Fassett shot cottons to giveaway!


  1. That looks great Pat. I hope you are going to use it for something.
    I will make an effort to stop by Monday. I have been wanting to try some shot cottons.

  2. Since it was just a week ago that I was looking at the lake with you the Koi seem to be swimming. I hope you turn it into a pillow to go with your beautiful Koi pond quilt. Enjoy

  3. Wow, that is stunning! Your spirals are perfect!

  4. I enjoy fmq spirals too, looks great!

  5. great quilting wonderful job on the spirals.

  6. Your spirals are beautiful!

  7. I love your spirals. Nice work.

  8. Love this. I've been wanting to do something similar. Wonderful execution.

  9. Leah Day said that spirals have become the new stippling. After seeing this I can see why.