Saturday, January 7, 2017

UFO finish .....


The best thing about going through my drawers I realise that there are sometimes projects that don't really need a huge amount of work.....

This QAYG whole quilt is one of them...... and now it's done and I love it....


The main photo is a good reflection of the colour - I used a mottled light blue for the top and a plain light blue for the back.

These close up pictures don't show the colour well and the trapunto sometimes looks like it is receding and not puffy..... but it still gives an idea of the work involved....











This was all quilted on a small domestic sewing machine - so I'd like to encourage anyone wanting to do some Free Motion Quilting.  Go for it and you don't need a big machine - just the hopping foot and some patience.  Smaller pieces are much easier when learning - make placemats, mug rugs, bags etc - or put together a quilt like this.

Righto, Gotto Go.... I want to go and stroke my quilt!!! 


24 comments:

  1. Good Morning my lovely friend,wow your piece is stunning Fiona,i can see lots of hours have gone into this so i am glad you got it finished,give yourself a pat on the back my friend because it wasnt that long ago you started your FMQ journey,i so lovely seeing your work ,your talent sure lies with this sort of work.
    Thankyou for also encouraging me to have ago at FMQ,i have done 2 small pieces now.
    Hope your weekend is a good one my friend xx

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  2. Its stunning Fiona ! I want to stroke it too ! Hugs, Fee

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  3. What a lovely finish Fiona!
    You sure have master fmq in a big way. Enjoy your cuddle time stroking your quilt.
    In stitches
    Annette

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  4. Blue Ribbon! I give it a blue ribbon! You make such beautiful work with your domestic machine. I can't wait to be THAT good. This one is beyond awesome. It is ... awesomest! There! ;^)

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    1. Thanks Chantal, that's so sweet of you. I loved doing it but it was so long ago I had to have a good look to remember what I did!!!
      Hugz

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  5. Congratulations, it's a beauty.

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  6. That is gorgeous and you did a beautiful job on the trapunto.
    Love the blue color too.

    Debbie

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  7. Stunning! What an amazing finish.

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  8. Wow,wow,wow!!
    Absolutely amazing congratulations on such a beautiful quilt.

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  9. I am still daunted by FMQ....

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  10. Wow fabulous! I love the colour it is beautiful xx

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  11. WOW!!! Well done...especially attaching that squared border...enjoy your quilt stroking...

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  12. So lovely! Once you said the trapunto looks like it's receding, I COULD NOT make my eyes see it puffing out. I'm just going to have to trust you that this is actually a gorgeous piece of stuffed trapunto, and not dimpled holes into the space-time continuum :)

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  13. I love this quilt. It's definitely one of the things I want to do more of this year

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  14. Beautiful! And very encouraging words too - I really should have another try. xx

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  15. Beautiful work, Fiona. So much detail. It is lovely to see it finished instead of hiding away!

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  16. You have done so well with this........

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  17. Beautiful quilt to be treasured.

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  18. What a fantastic finish.. your quilting is amazing Fiona...

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  19. Beautiful finish Fiona - well done!!

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  20. Love your quilt - beautiful.

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