Saturday, July 7, 2012

FMQ practice .....

Take a pretty piece of fabric - make a quilt sandwich and play a bit
use the fabric design to make your quilting shapes


shows well on the plain backing


do the same with some bolder shapes


quilted flutterby's


go a bit mad with feathers and around some applique ....


echo feathers.... oh what a fun play time...


put them all together - add some binding .....


pretty cushion.....


fabric and pattern was in my Spring Season gift from Sharon last year.... 
(thanks Sharon... I've had such fun with this)

cushion pattern is called "Thank you" by Don't Look Now...

tutorials with FMQ feathers HERE and HERE and feather wreath HERE
they all helped such a lot

the tight quilting has made the fabric firm - fine for a cushion

Righto.... Gotto Go.... still binding......

Hope everyone has an AWESOME weekend 


32 comments:

  1. Very pretty - shows your quilting beautifully.

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  2. Fiona, that cushion is so beautiful and the quilting .. well can I say " I want to do that when I grow up!" :o)

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  3. Your quilting is beautiful. That fabric is so cheerful. Great work!

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  4. That is a really good idea, always scraps with designs that I could practice on and get a feel for designs and movement.

    Your practice turned into a beautiful pillow.

    Debbie

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  5. Extraordinarily beautiful quilting, Fiona! Lovely fabric and pillow - the green and blue colors are so inviting!

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  6. WOW! Your cushion looks beautiful. How fantastic is your quilting. I'm doing a course in September to learn to machine quilt. Hope I can eventually do it like you.

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  7. wow Fiona that is awesome,oh you are good my friend,that cushion is one of the prettiest projects that i have ever seen,well done.xx

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous quilting...like Sharon says ''when I grow up" I hope to quilt like that hahaha xxx

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  9. Fantastic. Your quilting is awesome.....I so need to practice this!

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  10. wow your quilting looks amazing....did you do the feathers free hand?

    love the fabrics

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  11. Wow! This is wonderful. Great idea. You are very talented!!

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  12. Looks absolutely gorgeous Fiona!! Your FMQing is getting better and better each time you do some!!

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  13. Hello Fiona,

    Sew pretty, hope you have a great weekend.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  14. That's amazing. Smaller pieces are so much easier to practise on, but to get something beautiful from all the pieces at the end, is just wonderful

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  15. Just amazing!!! Love the way you turned your beautiful practise pieces into a cushion.

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  16. Cushion and quilting looks great. Haven't ever tried anything quite like this myself yet.

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  17. Fiona, your quilting is beautiful and the cushion is really lovely!

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  18. Beautiful work turned into a beautiful cushion!

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  19. Oh Fiona, this is beautiful!!!
    Deb

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  20. Your quilting is just wonderful, and the finished pieces you ended up with are beautiful! Well done! :0)

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  21. OMG Fiona your feathers are gorgeous! What a beautiful cushion. Hugs

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  22. Amazing! Your quilting looks fantastic!! The finished cushion is gorgeous.
    Well done you!

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  23. Another gorgeous cushion and your quilting is amazing! I agree with Sharon, I want to do that when I grow up!! Hugs Wendy

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  24. I love your cushion Fiona ... and such brilliant quilting ... very clever ...

    so ... when are you getting your long arm machine ???? ...

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  25. Your feathers look amazing.

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  26. I think this is one of my very favourite things you have made lately - so very very pretty.

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  27. Oh wow Fiona! This is just stunning, absolutely beautiful! Your FMQing is just divine and I love the finished pattern! Is it possible to be in love with a cushion? I think it is as I am!

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  28. I'm a big fan of Kellie's pattern too and your version of "Thank you" is just stunning. Your FMQ is fantastic and I might give your method a try.

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  29. Wow, that is a great idea for practice!!! But your FMQ is amazing; I am thinking you don't need much practice!

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  30. Another gorgeous cushion creation, love it, it is so fresh and happy...your quilting is fabulous...well done...

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