Friday, 28 October 2011

Any more acronyms?! DSQAL, TGIFF, FIUF and FMF 4

Presenting my Dead Simple QAL top, I'm so happy with how it turned out! Also pleased it was sunny this morning so I could get these pictures (yesterday was a wash out despite our best wishes Nicky!!). I love the palette and the colours seem to change so much in the light but I love these bright shots:



Having a helper makes taking pictures so much easier!

Here's one taken in a shadier spot (with feet!):


I'm going to piece the back using scraps from cutting the fabric and what was left over. It might not look as tidy as the front but I have a few patterned fabric scraps to add in to so it should be fun.

On to this weeks Free Motion Friday courtesy of Cindy over at Fluffy Sheep Quilting (she is doing such a fantastic job and I always really look forward to seeing what challenge is next!)

This week was Bright Star and honestly I didn't think I was going to like it... so wrong!! I loved it! It just made lots of sense to me and was the easiest for me so far, I would definitely use this in the future. The only thing that sort of annoyed me was getting the lines an equal distance apart from each other so that the spaces between the lines were even but really I'm pretty sure fmq isn't about being perfect and it would maybe look too 'done' if it was (yeah, totally just telling myself that but don't really believe it!!).
Here's my effort from the front:


and the back:


I'm a happy fmqing bunny today!!

Linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and Thank God It's Finished Friday, which seems to be having a house party this week ;)





18 comments:

  1. You aced that one and how Miss Perfect are you worrying about the spacing!? I was just glad to get straight lines which crossed in the middle! I too want to use this design, on a bigger piece. and am worrying that it may not prove so easy...?

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  2. Love your DSQ colors. I'm really starting to fall in love with solids.

    You really ROCKED the FMQ this week. Great job!

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  3. Wow, your FMQ is fabulous!!! And your DSQ is beautiful!

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  4. Your quilt top is gorgeous! I too love the colour pallette. The FMQ is amazing too. I'm still too chicken. :)

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  5. OH MY GAWD, your DSQ looks amazing! who knew such a simple design could look so awesome. great job!! your bright star stitching looks really good too! I tried to do it last night and again this morning but my machine is not being cooperative. owell!

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  6. You should be a happy bunny! It looks perfect!Your DSQ looks awesome, too!

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  7. Great job with your Dead Simple QAL quilt. So clean and crisp! That's going to be fun to quilt. Perhaps some FMQ? Thanks for linking in to TGIFF!

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  8. Lucy,
    I hate to sound like a broken record, but your DSQ is fantastic. Also, the fmq is very nice. I agree with your comment. It should not look too measured and perfect - want to look like it was made by a human!
    Jodi

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  9. pick me as the one who doesn't know what most of the initials stand for---I figured out QAL for quilt a long.
    It looks great!

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  10. these are such a fun color combination!!! wow on the quilting

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  11. Your fmq is v impressive you must feel great! the quilt top is stunning!

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  12. Your fmq is great and I love your quilt top :)

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  13. Your FMQ'ing is fantastic!!
    Loving the dead simple quilt too :)

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  14. It was beautiful and very happy ... Congratulations Lucy.
    beijao pra voce com carinho, Célia

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  15. Oh my goodness your FMQ is SPECTACULAR! You could try to mark the edges to keep your lines equally spaced, but I agree that FMQ is to be a bit more "organic". Great, great job!

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  16. How did you manage to get this done so well during half term? Amazing. And beautiful.

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  17. Great looking FMQ! Good job! The DSQ also looks fabulous.

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  18. Beautiful! The quilting looks amazing, and I love the colors in the quilt top. Awesome!

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