Sunday, May 27, 2012

Quilts on Quilts .....

The latest addition to Melody's penny rug has been an autumn tree and some mini quilts on a line


these are the little quilts that I pieced together
the house is 3" square (23 pieces) whilst the scrappy squares is about 4" (72 pieces)
there is a mistake in the scrappy one - can you spot it?

this little village is growing nicely - I wonder what will be next?

The links to the blocks can be found on Melody's blog in the sidebar... I look forward to each new section

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I have neglected showing my trapunto blocks but I have been working hard on them ....

it feels like each block is a little quilt on its own


I have played with various filler options....


some work better than others...


it's all practice... 

Close ups of the blocks I have shown before can be seen HERE and HERE

The tight filling makes for quite a firm quilt... each block will be trimmed to 15".....


the blocks need to be trimmed, then sashed together and there is a wide border with a pretty rope quilting to be done on it....  

This has been a great way to develop free motion skills - small pieces to work on at a time and even with not so perfect stitching the effect is still workable

some of these designs will be great to use on quilts - I love the feather circle

the lines were done using my walking foot... a friend of mine has done the majority of her work including the outline of all the shapes using her walking foot

Righto, Gotto Go.... some instructions to read... some sashing to slice

29 comments:

  1. You are an amazingly talented woman! Your town is looking fabulous....and your trapunto....WOW!WOW!

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  2. I love that you are stitching my BOM and your version is looking brilliant. As for your trapunto, I agree with Sue, WOW!WOW!

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  3. WOW , your trapunto leaves me speachless, you are so very talented. hugs

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  4. Fiona your penny rug is looking great and wow with your trapunto blocks,they are awesome,well done Fiona.xx

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  5. Wow, wow indeed! The trapunto is incredible! And I am darned if I can see where the mistake is in the 4" hanging on the line???

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  6. The penny rug looks amazing, love the two tiny quilts, specially the house. Wow! Your trapunto is absolutely marvelous, well done.
    Have a fab week.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  7. Your cute little village is certainly growing. Fiona your trapunto blocks are works of art... just beautiful!

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  8. Wow Fiona, you get an amazing amount done! Love your penny rug and I cannot even imagine sewing trapunto blocks, they are fantastic.

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  9. Your trapunto blocks are just amazing!! The amount of work in them is fantastic.
    I love your little quilts on the line-can't find the mistake though. They are so cute.

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  10. This is all very impressive!
    The penny rug is looking wonderful. It's a great project.
    Your trapunto blocks are coming together well. There's a lot of work in these. And as you say, great for FMQ practice. Lovely work.

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  11. Your BOM is amazing Bubz....and your other blocks....wow....!!!!!

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  12. OMG Fiona! I am in love with your trapunto blocks! Absolutely beautiful. If your little scrappy quilt has a mistake in it I am certainly not looking for it, I think you are very brave to even attempt something as small as that. Hugs

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  13. Loving your trapunto
    You will have to tell us where the mistake is I think

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  14. Hey Fiona! Your trapunto blocks are looking fantastic! Your quilting is fantastic and looks even more fabulous each project you work on ... well done clever-clogs! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  15. The BOM looks wonderful , still have not had time to tackle this months addition , off to the Cape this morning so it won't happen for a while now. Your trapunto is amazing , wow , you have mastered FM for srue !! hugs

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  16. Your trapunto is amazing - Had to0 look very hard to see "a mistake" - maybe 2 pieces the same on the right hand side - but I had to search - and make the picture larger. Such patience!!

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  17. That is so very intricate and will make a beautiful quilt....I like the little rug, too. Was the mistake that two of the squares that abutted each other were from the same material...over on the right side?
    That little clothes line with the quilts is so cute...Is it getting to be winter over there? We're coming into HOT weather, here.
    Mama Bear

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  18. You have been busy.....love those trapunto blocks!

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  19. You were only kidding, right.....cuz there is nothing wrong with that sweet little mini quilt! I love that little clothesline and tree! Sweet in every way! And your trapunto is amazing! Beautiful work, and they all look so good together! It will make a wonderful quilt!

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  20. Your quilting is fabulous...I so enjoyed looking at it all...great job!

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  21. I love your little quilts! And your trapunto is just amazing!

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  22. Oh l love all the blocks! Mini quilt looks great but cannot spot the mistake!

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  23. The trapunto work is absolutly beautiful! Nice additions on the penny rug.
    Deb

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  24. I love your version of this block. I was watching the blocks, but seem to miss the actual designs, need to relook at her blog posts.

    Debbie

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  25. I think this is my favorite block so far....

    You are getting really good at trapunto Fiona..

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  26. Beautiful trapunto, Fiona! And the little quilts block is darling. didn't see any mistake. There are no mistakes anyway. Only design surprises. :D

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  28. Beautiful blocks - I am admiring that quilting, I can only do nearly straight!

    Love the miniatures on your Penny Rug.

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  29. Your penny rug is coming on lovely! and that trapunto is amazing, you're so skilled at FMQ!

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