Friday, 27 November 2015

Fun Little Finish

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.

13 comments:

  1. This is cute, and a great way to practice free motion quilting.

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  2. This is great. I love the bright colours. Kudos on your FMQ. I haven't attempted pebbles yet.

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  3. The free motion quilting looks great. I really like using smaller projects to practice on, too. Pebbles / bubbles really take a lot of time and thread, don't they?!

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  4. your quilting looks great, the bubbles and the waves work really well together.

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  5. I think your quilting looks fabulous!! There is nothing like a small project to try out something new :) Pebbles DO take a long time but you just can't beat them for the texture they create! Congrats on a beautiful finish! :)

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  6. What beautiful quilting and the colours are lovely. Thanks for visiting my blog,
    Kind regards,
    Sue

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  7. Your fmq looks great, Lisa! Wow! What a fabulous runner. I am sure your friend's daughter will love it!

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  8. That is a Row that I would have procured. It's bold and bright, I like that!

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  9. Love this and thefact that the free motion designs you chose fit perfectly with the theme of your table runner. I think pebbles are always worth the extra time, they add a neat texture to a piece.

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  10. This is just awesome Lisa! I love how it looks on the back, and oh yes, pebbling takes a long time...a little faster than matchstick, but still. You did a great job. :-)

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  11. Oh those whales are brilliant! Great quilting design too!

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  12. I love this little runner. It's the perfect pattern for those fabrics and I think your quilting looks great. I need a lot more practice and that looks like a good way to practice.

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  13. This is brilliant - I like the cheerful little whales and love those quilted bubbles, they just made me smile.

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