Friday, April 11, 2014

White FMQ Sampler

Happy Friday! I finished the white sampler that I first blogged about here, and again here.  I used my new Fine Line Quilting Rulers to make many of the squares.  I am in LOVE with these rulers!  Click the link to see videos of the rulers in use and to purchase the rulers.  Again, I am in no way affiliated with Accent Designs - I am just a very happy user of the rulers :)

OK, I'm going to stop blabbing (for just a bit) and get to the pictures :) 

I am not sure why the picture is flipped. . . BUT this is the BACK!! Don't you just love when the back tension is as good as the front?? Yay! :)
Front.
 And a couple of close ups showing the good, the bad and the ugly :) haha You will notice that I did not pic out the tuck - I can use the back for the front and voila - no tuck :) 

I found out I REALLY like doing FM motifs when I have the right tools!  My AHA moment, micro quilting around the motif makes it POP! See the difference in the two? I decided to leave the top right one for now. . . just to remind me :)

It was so much fun to just play around in each of the squares.  I kinda dug doing my version of McTavishing :)

I found out I don't like doing micro anything. . . but I LOVE the look! . . . Dilemmas!!

I did the top right square free hand scribble where the one in the picture prior was with the rulers.... free hand is faster and I think results in pretty much the same look.
I am so glad I decided to do this piece! I learned a ton about using rulers such as hand placement, ruler placement, which directions of sewing work best for me.  I have a confession. . . I am a lefty :) It took me some time to figure out how this was going to work best for me but the best is that it didn't take long, I just need to learn to slow down a bit :) The minute I decided to 'hurry' I found I was getting wobbly.  I was good with the slow part of the ruler work because I find that I really, really like the precision. . . for a rule breaker and general rebel, this kind of surprised me!

OK, so I'm done crowing about the rulers. . . for now :) You can be sure that you will be seeing ruler work on my future quilts! Like my triangle quilt for the quilt along - I have TOTALLY planned the quilting and I don't even have the rows sewn together! LOL

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday! And Marelize over at Stitch by Stitch for Anything Goes Monday.

Until next time, keep on quilting!!
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13 comments:

  1. simply awesome. I want to do something similar to practice more than just meandering, but it really scares me.

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  2. Totally been checking out their rulers - new follower of your blog - did you do this on your longarm or home machine? Either way - stinkin' great job girl! I am off to shop - I think I will buy the set that they have,,

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  3. Beautiful quilting work!!! Inlove the white; looks like a fily heirloom in the making!!

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  4. Beautiful! I just added this to my summer to do list!!! Thanks for not only the idea...but the resources too!!

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  5. That is very cool! What a good idea! Thanks!

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  6. great idea to keep track of patterns, see progress in your quilting and show prospective customers if you go into quilting as a business!!

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  7. Very nice quilting work. Beautiful! :)

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  8. There are just so many different quilting designs. Mastering all of them will be a never-ending process. Beautiful work!

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  9. Wow! This looks amazing. I love how it all looks, and I really want to go quilt right now. :) It is so inspiring.

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  10. This is fabulous! Well done!

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