Monday, 10 October 2011

All is revealed ...

the mystery object was - a block roll to carry a quilt block (or blocks)



currently storing an unfinished Flower Garden Block, just one leaf and the stem remain to be appliqued, hopefully this will be completed tomorrow.


I did a bit of free motion quilting on the block roll, I definitely need more practise but I resent using good (or not so good) fabric, batting and thread to make practise blocks.  It looks so easy when you see free motion quilting on a video on the internet but hours of practise have made it look easy.




8 comments:

  1. Ah Hah! The butterfly has many beautiful wings!... and it flutters in a most beautiful embroidered garden. This is lovely Pip..a gift to yourself!

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  2. Pip it looks gorgeous, you did a great job. I agree, i don't like to "waste' fabric practising so its good to have a project like this to use those practise pieces for. I'm thinking a cover for my machine may be my next piece of free motion doodling.

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  3. Beautiful project, and such good idea.

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  4. I agree with you about wasting fabric and batting to "practice" FMQ... altho I have heard that one can give the practice pieces to local animal shelters for cats and dogs to snuggle with.

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  5. Well done on your free motnion quilting, it looks good. How is all that sashing going? I look forward to see it all come together.

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  6. What a pretty block roll, Pip ! It looks darling. Your free motion stitching is coming along very well! To us, this skill is one of the most challenging aspects of the art of quilt-making.

    Best wishes, from Marina and Daryl

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  7. What a great idea to practice free motion quilting on a block roll...I'm with you, I have trouble with the use of otherwise useful materials for practice blocks that don't become a something...

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  8. I love your block roller, what a great idea, and it is so beautiful with your hand stitching. It also must feel good to be able to use your free motion practice block.

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