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Friday, May 21, 2010

FMQ Friday 21st May...I must be nearly at my 2 weeks - today?  tomorrow??

The blue plastic is a freehand drawing I have done for a template - but I cant work out how to use it other than using the light box.
Ladybug is there too, nestled in the feathers.
The orange Batik I have drawn freehand and more or less followed it as I went.. 
 I washed out the pen - and the back is now a bit blue since I took this photo :(

This shows the back - I have now actually done all the circles in the stems...but having trouble with the tension, so I am off to watch some TV. 
I have yet to plan the border...but have some ideas at least now.


Crispy said...

I was searching and searching for the lady bug in the drawing...finally found her in the actual piece...guess I should scroll down LOL.


quiltcontemplation blogspot said...

love the lady bug!! you can burn out a channel in the plastic template with a stencil burning tool- i hate those tension issues with mq. can you loosen the top tension to almost nothing> that has helped me in the past but all machines are different.
nice work!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Wonderful again. You are such a wonderful quilter. I think I'm going to have to give it a try. Thanks also for the wonderful quilts in your last post. So much inspiration!

Melissa ;-) said...

How thick is that plastic? If you sew on the line with a large needle, you can pounce the pattern onto your fabric. As for the blue - wash again before you heat set at all. It should come out. I think it gets caught in the batting. Perhaps even try a gentle swish in your machine with a color catcher.

Sandra Henderson said...

Great work! I'm in awe of the quilts below that you are showing us. It will take me a few times back to your blog to view them all... I can't even imagine seeing these in person. How on earth ?!?! amazing! And the watercolor hexies one...!?!?? SUPER!

*karendianne. said...

Awww, look at that. Look at the effect and the lady bug as well. Golly Joan. How very sweet. I love this one, too.

Deanna said...

That is a beautiful feather design. And it translates well to the quilt.

Sandra Henderson said...

Dear, Dear Joan! Can you contact me again re. your spinning wheel!?!? I can't seem to email you directly, problem on MY end. thanks!

Sandy said...

Soon we'll see one of YOUR quilts in a show, eh? I love the ladybug, Sandy