Wednesday, January 18, 2012

QAYG FMQ QAL update 1

QAYG FMQ QAL stands for Quilt As You Go Free Motion Quilting Quilt A Long. This is happening with Laura in Australia over at  Quokka Quilts - see right column for the button.

So far we have had 4 blocks for row 1. I may be out of my league here! Since I am new to this, I am not making a quilt, I am doing practice sandwiches that I will keep for inspiration and motivation to improve.

Row 1 Block 1 - practicing curves - loop the loop. 

This was fun and I have already quilted a baby quilt using loop the loop! When I get the binding on the quilt, I'll post a picture of it.

Row 1 Block 2 - flowers - a variation of the loop the loop. This is much harder than I thought it would be! I still need lots of work!

Row 1 Block 3 - spirals taught by Leah Day of The Free Motion Quilting Project - see right column for her button.

I have a very long way to go with spirals!

Row 1 Block 4 - a variation of Leah Day's sunflower. Laura said "OK, don't freak out... We've done curves, we've done flowers, and we've done spirals. Now to put them all together." Help!!! I really think I may be in over my head!

The flower isn't too bad - it is those spirals again! More practice!


  1. ooh i had to look before going to bed! good on you! the flower block looks great :) I love your snowflake blog background and the little floating snowflakes! Maybe you can do some snowflake quilting for one of the 'choose your own adventure' blocks in week 6. :)

  2. I think your flower looks fabulous. Keep going your doing great!

  3. I love the flower too! I think you are off to a great start. Good luck with the rest of the quilt :)

  4. ;-) I'm so glad I'm not the only beginner in this quilt along. I'm impressed you used such a dark thread! Now I'm off to go try my hand at the spirals....

  5. Your flower is lovely, you are doing a good job with FMQ. I look forward to seeing your next blocks.

  6. I think you are doing fine. I am glad to have someone else who feels a little (well, quite a lot in my case) out of their depth. the results are looking very encouraging, and I hope we will both get better as time goes on!

  7. You improved with every block! Yay! Great job!



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