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Monday, April 18, 2011

Last Month's Brown-ness Done!

At last!  How could something so small take so long?  I just don't understand.  Oh yeah, the Flu.  I remember now.  Well, I'm glad both the brown monochromatic quilt and the flu are done.  Now on to the next project.

This is the project I'll be working on for The FMQ Challenge.  My mother sent me this to quilt ... some time ago.  I had to make it bigger first though.  And add borders.  And finish (and begin) about a dozen other quilts/quiltlets.  Finally, the sandwich is made, the machine is loaded, and I'm ready to begin.  Even though The FMQ Challenge doesn't begin officially until Friday, I'm starting this now (because I actually have the day off - yay me!).  I have other projects to work on, should I somehow manage to finish this before the Challenge ends.

I'll be putting feather wreaths in the big white alternate squares and swirls and feather things in the star, with posies between the points.  For the borders, I'll do the innermost with a chain of posies, the next with swirls, and the last with feathers.  Whew, I'm tired already!  Is it done yet?

Speaking of the FMQ Challenge, Joanne and I have been having a great time preparing.  I made a blog for all of us to chat, complain, share hints, show off and post our daily progress.  We're both so excited!!!  For those of you who don't know, the FMQ Challenge is a 3 week project in which you Free Motion Quilt consecutively for 14 of those days.  It's fun and the increase in abilities you'll see from daily working on your FMQ is just amazing!  Come join us, or at least drop by and encourage us!  Details are on the FMQ Challenge blog.

Btw, it's snowing outside.  Doesn't that just make you want to quilt?



Sue Daurio said...

wow the monochromatic quilt is awesome. The quilting is just incredible!

Joan said...

The Brown quilt is looking great! and it will be good to see you working on your FMQ for the Challenge. Looking forward to Friday!

Quilter Kathy said...

I think the brown quilt should be called "Monoflu"!! I love the quilting on it! Good luck on your quilting challenge!

Helen said...

I had fun doing chores and stitches with you today!

And I love the way the brown monochromatic quilt turned out!!! Am soooooooo anxious to see how mine is doing - it sounds absolutely lovely!!!

luntville said...

I am trying to join the machine quilt along.
I commented somewhere else, but my name didn't appear in the list.




Colleen said...


I really messed up. I used an inactive blog to sign up in the last post. Please sign me up using the following address.



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