Tuesday, July 31, 2012

More FMQ

It dawned on me that I have been neglecting my Star Sampler Quilt. It's made up of 12 star blocks around a center medallion star. This is block #5 that I machine quilted the other day. It's so difficult to see in the picture but I sewed little flowers in each corner. I quilted 5 loops in the triangles as well as an 8 loop flower in the center. The other blocks seemed to take me forever but this one took under an hour. I hope this is a sign of improvement!!


This next photo is still difficult to see. I quilted 8 scrolls in this center square. I marked it a little just so the scrolls were evenly spaced. This is the entire block. It's so hard to see quilting on a dark print.

I quilted scrolled hearts that were all connected so I could sew one continuous line. That didn't take long at all! I also outlined the 2 center squares as well as the entire block. I have 6 more blocks to quilt but it's not taking as long as when I started. I'm hoping to get the blocks done very soon. Then I will have to decide how to quilt the two remaining borders.

I'm still watching the Olympics every night while I knit my socks! I'm almost done the first sock. I started them before the Olympics even began. I'm not that fast! I think the Olympics are just so exciting to watch. I'm trying to ignore Twitter so I don't know who won but it's so hard! I wish the games were shown live during the day instead of having to wait for prime time.

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  1. Hard to see the quilting lines in the photos, but I know that your work is really good!

    Been thinking of you as I watch the Olympics and knit too! After many false starts, I'm finally making progress!

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    1. Can't wait to see what you're working on. Are you finishing up the sweater? I just finished my sock this afternoon. If you click on the picture, it gets a little clearer but not much!!

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    2. Which sock pattern are you using? Is it from the Jane Austen Knits book?

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    3. I'm using Sock Innovation by Cookie A. She has some very neat patterns. I'm making the one named Glynis. I almost made the one from Jane Austen but I wanted to try one of Cookie's patterns.

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  2. They look great and you're getting the hang of it spending less time to quilt a block! I love following your progress on FMQ and one I hope to try before the year ends ;)

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    1. I do feel a little more confident. It's so nice to be able to sit, quilt and be done in a normal amount of time. It was taking me way too long when I first started. You should try! I'm sure you'll master it in no time!

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  3. I love this and wonder if it's like the American Star just turned in different directions??? I would love to make a pastel one for my Shabby room:) It's beautifully coming along:)

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    1. I don't remember any names for the blocks. It was an online quilt along 2 summers ago. I bet you could figure it out. The blocks finished 12 inches square. Thanks!!

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  4. Your blocks are beautiful!! It's going to be so pretty when it's all done. I love those colors.:)

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    1. Thanks for the nice comments and thanks for the visit!!

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  5. I definitely like the hearts, they're a fun little treat. I keep getting olympic spoilers too :( Plus I haven't gotten much sewing done because every time I look down something important happens on the tv lol.

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    1. I know! It's so hard to sew/knit and watch television! I have really enjoyed watching the Olympics and will really miss them when they're over.
      Thanks for stopping by!!

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