Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WIP Wednesday - FMQ and a surprise

It's very slow going on the FMQ of my quilt, A Groovy Kind of Love
Deciding what to do is a big part of the delay.
I want to try designs I hadn't done before that didn't include stippling.
Last week I was working on Pebble Loop, a Leah Day design.


This week I decided to try Cucumber Vine, another Leah Day design.

I quite like it, even though it is taking me forever! It is a very forgiving design and the travel stitching is just in short sections, so even when I go off track it doesn't look horrible!
Still a long way to go though.
...and some of the delay I attribute to this....

Sheriti is just too cute to get mad at!
I got a huge surprise yesterday! About 3 months ago, I won a random draw during the Bloggers Quilt Festival. It was supposed to be something from Riley Blake, but nothing ever arrived.
 I just chalked it up as a lost cause.
Well, yesterday the UPS delivery truck arrived at my house with a big box from Riley Blake with these 3 FQ bundles!!!

... and a few gorgeous buttons

...and a big pile of different ric rac and ribbon!

Now, I'm not so sure I was originally meant to receive ALL of this!
Maybe it grew during the 3 month delay!!
Either way, I'm a happy quilter!
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I'm also working on the latest blocks for our Happiness Circle @ do. Good Stitches. Nothing to share yet.
I've been stalking my secret swap partner for
  All the bags will be made using the same pattern, so our input is in the fabric and design! 
I neglected earlier to share my swap goodies which I received from Hilary in the 
This cute pencil case has a warm and cool side! Very clever!


Isn't the lining amazing? I will always remember that it came from Down Under!
The fabric bits are all new to me, so I look forward to using them.
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Starry, Starry Night remains a WIP
I really want to finish A Groovy Kind of Love before I tackle this one.
Oops! Well, I did start cutting for one other project....forgot! This is a lovely pile of 6" equilateral triangles using up the remainder of my Chicopee bundles!
To cut the equilateral triangles I used a tutorial from Marit @ Quilt it. She has done a series of posts about making a triangle quilt. I just changed the size of the triangle from 8" to 6".
 So, I guess that's it for me this week.
Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced



Have a great sewing week!


16 comments:

M-R said...

It's all looking great, Patti. Way to go on the FMQ! I can't wait to see that quilt.

Marit said...

What a prize package! I think those prints were just released. Lucky you!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love your quilting!!!! Slow is good with FM I find...I always get in a hurry and mess it up!!

Cindy Sharp said...

Kitty friends and surprise packaages, life dosnt get better than that.

Sheila said...

Great quilting and lucky you in winning such a fantastic gift package .

Celtic Thistle said...

I am so impressed with your quilting Patti, you are doing a great job!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

What a fab package, very exciting!

Heather D. said...

Whoa, what a surprise!!! That's amazing. I had one giveaway win that never arrived and I was so disappointed about it! I even emailed the blogger and never heard back. Hmmmm. Lucky you!!

I really like that cucumber vine design. Looks so cool!

applepiepatchwork said...

Your FMQ is looking fabulous. And the orange, green, and purple together was a great choice. What a great prize you got in the mail! That rickrack is so cute.

beaniekikns84(at)gmail(dot)com

Kit Lang said...

Lots on your plate and some great finishes in your future, I see! :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

thanks Patti...and I'm sure you could do it....if you can machine quilt....lol

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

Lucky girl! That prize package is awesome. Love the cucumber vine quilting. It looks great.

Regina said...

Great quilting, that cucumber vine is just lovely. How nice you won that big package of goodies, makes me reconsider my decision to forgo entering contests......Also I once quilted the very end of a cat's tail (just the hairs) into a project, didn't bother the cat enough to sleep somewhere else.....

Marit said...

Beautiful quilting!
The triangles looks very promising , love the new line from DS. Have fun putting them together!
; )

Nic said...

Aww, how could you get mad at such a cute little girl :). That sight would delay me too. Looking good so far though.

16 comments:

M-R said...

It's all looking great, Patti. Way to go on the FMQ! I can't wait to see that quilt.

Marit said...

What a prize package! I think those prints were just released. Lucky you!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love your quilting!!!! Slow is good with FM I find...I always get in a hurry and mess it up!!

Cindy Sharp said...

Kitty friends and surprise packaages, life dosnt get better than that.

Sheila said...

Great quilting and lucky you in winning such a fantastic gift package .

Celtic Thistle said...

I am so impressed with your quilting Patti, you are doing a great job!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

What a fab package, very exciting!

Heather D. said...

Whoa, what a surprise!!! That's amazing. I had one giveaway win that never arrived and I was so disappointed about it! I even emailed the blogger and never heard back. Hmmmm. Lucky you!!

I really like that cucumber vine design. Looks so cool!

applepiepatchwork said...

Your FMQ is looking fabulous. And the orange, green, and purple together was a great choice. What a great prize you got in the mail! That rickrack is so cute.

beaniekikns84(at)gmail(dot)com

Kit Lang said...

Lots on your plate and some great finishes in your future, I see! :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

thanks Patti...and I'm sure you could do it....if you can machine quilt....lol

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

Lucky girl! That prize package is awesome. Love the cucumber vine quilting. It looks great.

Regina said...

Great quilting, that cucumber vine is just lovely. How nice you won that big package of goodies, makes me reconsider my decision to forgo entering contests......Also I once quilted the very end of a cat's tail (just the hairs) into a project, didn't bother the cat enough to sleep somewhere else.....

Marit said...

Beautiful quilting!
The triangles looks very promising , love the new line from DS. Have fun putting them together!
; )

Nic said...

Aww, how could you get mad at such a cute little girl :). That sight would delay me too. Looking good so far though.