Saturday, 8 September 2012

Some catching up and some fun

Most of my sewing this week has been my QAL block and tutorial, and some bee blocks. 


 For Stash Bee (August)

 For Scrappy? Sew Bee It!

Today I had a few hours to myself, while the kids went off with off to do stuff with their dad (who got back last night, so they were pretty excited!). I finished quilting Sweary Tula, and I'm trying to decide what binding to use. I'll hopefully get it sent on Monday though (so not too much over the due date :o) ).

And then I got back to Groove - I have a feeling the quilting is going to take a loooong time, so I'm glad I've started now :o) I made the (very simple) back, basted it and started quilting. Apologies for the night-time photos... hopefully you get a bit of an idea. I'm not quite convinced on the blue bit, but I think overall it will look ok. 


I am extremely happy with my thread matches. I bought an Aurifil colour chart with my last thread order, and I used that to match my solids with threads that I hoped would blend really well - they do beautifully.


I haven't done a whole lot, and my arms are already killing me - but I'm loving the textures. I don't usually starch my fabric this heavily, so it's weird quilting it - it sits quite flat. I think it will look completely different once it's washed. Oh, and I've chosen the colour with the smallest area for the pebbles - best decision ever. It will cause pain anyway ;o)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend

xx Jess

19 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Lol, I'm posting my sweary swap on Monday too :oD

Groovy's looking, well, groovy!

Charlotte said...

wow! that looks totally amazing!

Needled Mom said...

The quilting looks awesome. Great job and I love that bee block with the fabric squares.

Elvy Crafts said...

I love following your progress on Groove -- keep
posting!

Jennifer said...

the quilting is STUNNING! so impressed with you!

Cherie said...

Wow what amazing quilting! The 3 styles work really well together! I so love seeing the pebble quilting =D

Jeannette Bruce said...

Awesome quilting and I agree that you did a terrific job matching up the thread colors. Such beautiful texture!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Love the FMQ, not usually a fan, but yours is working really well on that groovy quilt!

Kirsten said...

Your quilting is fabulous - love the different types on each colour!

Patti said...

Your Groove is looking so amazing! The FMQ is wonderful. I just got my backing fabric, so now I have to consider how to FMQ!!

Dianne Neale said...

In awe of your quilting!

Kelly said...

Your FMQing look fab!

Jessica said...

That looks great Jess!

Danny Heyen said...

Looking good!

Janine said...

I love your quilting. The groove quilt looks amazing :)

Jenelle said...

Very lovely quilting Jess! I am really inspired to start learning how to FMQ. :) The three different designs work perfectly together!

alwaysquilting said...

Great job Jess. The quilting designs have created a nice balance of texture.

I am pleased that the Aurifil colour chart is proving helpful

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The bee blocks are great and the fmq is just amazing!! You need to fmq everything from now on!!! :)

Sana Saroti said...

Great bee blocks! I wanna try out FMQ so bad, but dont have the right machine, yet. Yours looks fantastic!