Saturday, 1 September 2012

Half a quilt top and some FMQ

For the first time in ages, I've actually had a really productive week. Apart from finally finishing Finn's quilt, I've made more than half of my Groove quilt top. This piece measures about 37" x 70" (a bit over half of the quilt) - there is another section that joins on the right hand side. I am really, really happy with how this has come together - and how quickly :o)


I spent a couple of hours today beginning the FMQ on Sweary Tula. So. Much. Fun. I'm kind of worried about how it will all pull together, but I like what I've done so far. I started in my comfort zone with some echo shells


and pebbles

And then experimented a bit with some wavy lines and pebbles radiating out from the 'K'. The texture is really cool - I think I'll play with this idea a bit more!


Although it's already late (as of today), I'm hoping to finish off Sweary Tula by early next week and get it posted off to it's new owner. If I can bear to. I have a deep affection for this quilt, and it will be hard to let it go...

Hope everyone is having a brilliant weekend - it's the first day of spring for us, and it was gorgeous!

xx Jess

20 comments:

Charlotte said...

bloody hell, woman - that FMQ is amazing!!!!!!

Jessica said...

Love the colours in your quilt!
I agree with Charlotte - fantastic FMQ!

Heather D. said...

Wow, the FMQ is amazing!

Kelly said...

You are rocking that fmq, I cannot wait to see sweaty Tula finished. Your groove is looking mighty fine too :)

Newbie Jen said...

Jess, I just love your colors for the Totally Groovy!

And your FMQ looks awesome!

Ella said...

Gah. Is it wrong that I'm wishing it's heading to me?

SameliasMum said...

Your FMQ is fantastic! I love the colours and those gorgeous curves in your groovy quilt. Looking forward to seeing it in its entirety x

Cherie said...

Wow how big is the quilt supposed to finish too? I love your colour scheme! Your FMQ is incredible!! Can I send my quilts to you..? =D

Nat at Made in Home said...

The FMQ is amazing. I wished I had at leat our comfort zone level! Glad the Totally Groovy quilt top goes quickly because i really want to see it finished!

Jennifer said...

HOW CUTE - i love you color choices for the groovy and am SO impressed with your FMQ'ing!! great work this week Jess!!

FarahLin said...

Love seeing your Totally Groovy quilt progress - great colours! Fantastic work on the FMQ, can't wait to see more!

Danny Heyen said...

I love your Groove colors! Alyssa is so excited so many people wanted to take part. Her's is being pieced along, little by little on her design wall.

AlyceB said...

Stunning quilting!! Can't wait to see the final product all finished!! And you chose beautiful colours for your Groovy quilt! Is it tricky to piece?? Those curves scare me...

Sharon said...

I am really impressed with your FMQ. And Groove is a unique design. (-:

jill said...
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jill said...

I am so not a modern type quilter by any stretch of the imagination, but your Groove quilt blows my mind. I will have to come back again and again to see your progress.

blessings, jill

Janine said...

I love your fmq. This is turning out such a beautiful quilt I'm not surprised it's hard to let it go. I hope you receive something nice back :)

Katy Cameron said...

Great job getting your groove on, and love the quilting on sweary Tula! I'll be hand quilting mine, with a touch of echo quilting, but I have another project coming up when I'm really hoping to get my FMQ muscles flexed :o)

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Wow! Your FMQ is seriously amazing!!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

You are a FMQ Superwoman!!