. . . . . . Enjoying the journey of quilting

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Creativity Is Fun!

Hello! So happy you are visiting! Take a peek at what is going on in my corner!

Spider Web Block

Every block has become a challenge to determine which design to free motion quilt staying within parameters of grids or lines, feathers and free space hoping that it will enhance the quilt block. I scanned through my Pinterest board of FMQ motifs and Designs to see if there is anything that triggers an idea. The center medallion was one that was used in a wedding ring quilt. I had to improvise the medallion in order to fit the 4 point star center.

I am quite pleased with how the Spider Web block turned out! The center is a feather medallion that is flanked with lines coming toward it. The lines actually help the strippy parts of the block to resemble the look of a spider web. That was by accident and not planned.

Hexies In a Strip Block

The Hexies in a Strip block was quite another challenge since there was a lot of negative space. I happened to have a large feather wreath stencil which I marked on the quilt top and then set out to free motion quilt.  Not being satisfied due to the design in comparison with the rest of the quilting was too large which left a lot of spacing between the stitching. So I stitched more feathers within each feather.When I see it on the quilt I am pleased with the end results.

If you look closely you can see that the hexies have been cross hatched. In the corners there are double lines with spacing between the next set.

I am half way there to finishing this quilt. Only 10 more blocks to go. Back at it!

Tell me what is happening in your sewing room or quilting studio in the comment box. 
I love would love to see what you are up to lately!

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  1. You are really creating a work of art! Looking forward to seeing future blocks. They have all been so beautiful.

  2. You are doing a beautiful job! I've had my blocks done for this quilt for some time, but not sewn together. When I get brave enough to get to the quilting part I'll have to refer to your blog for ideas (I'm a newbie)....or maybe I'll just send the whole thing over to you to be quilted! ;o)

  3. I absolutely love how your quilt is coming together. I adore the colors and your quilting is exquisite. Can't wait to see it finished.

  4. I love your spiderwebs and hexies and your colour choice is really nice. I am also a passionate fmqer - well done on beautiful work.

  5. I love your quilting. And it is great to read your process story, and not just get the final quilting product. I often wonder how people think up the quilting design, since this is not the easy part for me. So thank you for posting it.

  6. I'm so inspired by this project!! I LOVE IT!!! SO glad you shared it.

    val from myplvl.blogspot.com

  7. I love the different ways you are quilting each block. That is very creative.

  8. Your quilting is just gorgeous! Both blocks are stunning.

  9. Beautiful work! I'm working on this BOM as well, but don't intend to quilt until it's done. Which may take forever since I'm adding blocks to it.

  10. Beautiful FMQing! I followed along with this BOM class but only made 1 of the blocks (the flying geese) to practice paper piecing. Yours is turning out beautifully!

  11. Oh wow! What a lovely color combo and the quilting is truly awesome!

  12. What beautiful quilting and love the way each block is so different! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  13. This looks like the 2012 Craftsy BOM. I am extremely impressed with your quilting of real quilt blocks, especially a quilt where every block is different. Beautiful project.

  14. I adore this quilt! Your quilting looks terrific. I am visiting from Sew Cute Tuesday and Fabric tuesday! I am a new follower too.
    jan@ sewandsowfarm

  15. Lovley quilt, I love how you took such an vintage pattern and made it totally new. Love the fabrics, and your quilting is really fabulous.

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the different quilting. Beautiful!


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