I have a fun little finish to share with you today! This is my third finish for the 4th quarter finish along hosted by Adrienne of On the Windy Side. My original post is here.
This is one version of the row by row kit that Hyggelight Fabrics was selling in the summer. The other versions were blue and yellow ducks, and I think sharks. I couldn't resist the cute whales and the vibrant purple and green fabrics. Look it even matches my slippers.
The kit made for a cute little kid's runner and went together really quickly. Here's a close up.
I decided to use the runner for free motion quilting practise. I sewed waves on the whale fabric and kind of pebbles or bubbles on the bubble fabric. Because I'm still pretty new with fmq I tend to use thread that blends in a bit to the background. That was a mistake on the bubble fabric. It made it really hard for me to see what I was doing. I guess I'll have to be braver and use slightly more contrasting thread next time.
Here's a picture of the back so you can see my fmq. I couldn't believe how long it took to make those bubbles. I was concentrating on trying to keep my stitch length consistent and I think I did a reasonable job. It's the best I've done so far. I had no one in mind when I bought the kit but as I was sewing it together I decided to give it to my coworker Amy for her daughter who is about 5. I hope they find a use for it.
We'll I'm off to check out the other finishes at TGIFF which is hosted this week by Jan at Quilting Among the Groves and at Finish it Up Friday hosted by Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.