Wednesday, 30 November 2011

New directions with FMQ!

I received this cushion in the Brit Quilt Swap from the lovely Jeanette aka Hobbylass - ok you know that already!







But at last I have got a photo which does more justice to all the work Jeanette has put into making this!  Just look at all that stitching!  Wow!  I was sort of blown away by that!  [Any tips of taking good photos of quilting would be gratefully received]




Jeanette's cushion totally inspired this one as I realised how great the texture of FMQ looks in a cushion - and it is a manageable size to practice on but a bit bigger than the sample squares I have been doing!






Here they are together - oh I know they don't co-ordinate in colour but they do in texture!








The other side of my cushion uses up two orphan blocks that I made in 2007 so that is another UFO crossed off my list!  Hurrah!


So thanks Jeanette for the cushion but also for the inspiration - I just needed that idea of a bigger surface to FMQ on!  


There will be no stopping me now - why not FMQ on placemats, tote bags, purses, runners!?  Well you can see where I am headed and all because of Jeanette's cushion!









9 comments:

  1. Roll with it, girl!! You are an FMQ maniac now! Love your cushion and the pillow you received, too. I signed up to take a paper piecing class in January (it meets for 3 Saturday afternoons) and the pattern is similar to your cushion front. I may have to borrow some inspiration from your fabric selections. I'm really looking forward to it! Have fun with the FMQ!!

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  2. Oh wow it looks great! what beautiful FMQ she has - it really jumps with the solid blue background. Pretty, pretty!

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  3. Go Nicky Go!!! I love the texture from FMQ....wouldn't a bathroom rug or kitchen rug look wonderful? I can't wait to see what you quilt next!

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  4. Uh-oh, if it doesn't move, FMQ it!

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  5. STUNNING! Your FMQ is awesome!

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  6. Thanks for that, it's good to see Jeanette's cushion up close, don't think her own photos did it justice.

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  7. They look good together and it's great to see your FMQ and orphan blocks in a cushion - how many more UFOs to go?!

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  8. You go girl! Now there is no stopping you. Look what you can achieve when you try. Well done to you and your diminishing UFO list.

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  9. You'll be fmqing your curtains next ;) Gorgeous cushions and great inspiration for a cushion virgin!

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