Friday, July 6, 2012

FMQ- July Final

The challenge this month was fun - making quilt tiles.  I found I cannot sew a straight line free motion, so I drew out my tile lines prior to quilting.  Maybe one day, but unlike regular sewing, where I can eyeball a straight line, I can't seem to do that with those feed dogs dropped!!

So, here's my last practice piece on the fabric that will become a block keeper.  I'm using variegated thread on a dark olive green fabric.  In order for anything to show up, I had to change the color intensity.
The whole fabric piece quilted
Closeup of tiles
And in variegated thread on WHITE fabric!!!  Here is my challenge block.

July FMQ Challenge
I think this makes a very unique pretty look on a large piece of fabric, don't you?

Keep on stitchin'!


  1. Your tiles look really nice. Glad to hear you like this design and Angela's tutorial.


  2. Your stitching looks great!

  3. Thanks so much. I am so glad I decided to take this challenge. I have more confidence now and I can actually see an improvement in my work.

  4. I love your filler design, too -- it reminds me of those little pinwheels that my grandmother gave us to play with. :-)

  5. very pretty....your quilting is great!

  6. Rebecca, yes! Whirly-wigs, I think they were called!

    Thanks so much Rebecca and Marjorie.

  7. I love it!!! Great, great job :)

  8. Just wanted to say how much I appreciate the comments and support to this fledgling FMQer! Thank you!!!