28 August 2013

End of summer and I actually got to sew

Wow I have not blogged in 10 days which means I have not been in my sewing room. Drat!  I really miss sewing but with our Chicago trip, playing referee so the boys don't kill each other, preparing to send the boys off to school in one week and trying to get things done around the house before the snow starts to fly here in Michigan. The leaves are already starting to change, so sad.  I do love autumn but I hate what follows. 

I did manage to do a bit of Free Motion Quilting to finished up my practice block that I made for the Retro Rubies quilt-a-long, blogged about here originally.  Sorry for the darkish pictures we really need better lighting in our house.

I echoed the petals and did some small pebbles in the middle to make it look more like a flower center.  For the boarder I a meander with loopy leaves, (does that make sense).  
Here is a close up of the quilting on the petals it is hard to see any quilting on the above picture.  I quilting a heart on the petal at the point in the center of the quilt and then echoed the heart top shape for the rest of the petal. 

The finished size is 19 x 25.

I also started FMQ on my Star Surround Quilt but I had an accident with the seam ripper so I have to make some repairs before I can show you my quilting.  So hopefully in the next week I can get to that.  First up to finish this week is the quilt top for the Forest QAL, final linkup is Saturday guess I better get moving. 

Thanks for stopping by. 


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