Tuesday, January 25, 2011

FREE MOTION QUILTING - PRACTICE QUILT

If some of you remember, I started practicing my free motion quilting on this quilt the day the movers came to pick up our household goods in Samoa.

I also said I was not going to rip out no matter what but when I got a bunch in the back I just could not stand it and ripped it out.

This will go to my son who is now going to Airborne School. This is a quilt that I don't care what happens to it. I was also told that our servicemen and women should not take anything on deployment unless they are willing to leave it. Who cares if he leaves this one...



I will also say that I learned soooo much and had soooo much fun but there are a ton of bloopers...and oh well....I started this with that very intention...

I think he will appreciate it.



Our household goods are in...will be calling them tomorrow and see if they can bring the items on Thursday.... My husband is AWALL but I think I can handle it...I wanted to play this week but plans can change and well...we are talking about getting Mr. Pfaff back and my stash....oh yes.....

I might be AWALL myself for a few dsys....

41 comments:

Judy said...

Wow! Looks soooo good!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Barb, I think the quilt looks wonderful...

Susan In Texas said...

Your free-motion quilting is wonderful, Barb! I don't think he'll want to be leaving that behind anytime soon. BTW The Quilt of Valor got quilted and returned to me yesterday; I posted pictures on my blog. The QoV quilter did a fabulous job!

Happy quilting,
Susan in Texas

GerryART said...

First off, you know Son will appreciate the quilt.
I know you put hours into the FM
and I know it takes hours of practice.
And there is no way I'd rip
so what better way for it to end up.
No doubt it will be used and VERY MUCH appreciated even though it's not perfection.

Gee, I wish there were more hours in the day.

Hugs
Gerry

wackywoman said...

Excellent Barb. You have done a wonderful job.

Lynn said...

The quilting looks wonderful. Yay for the arrival of your stuff.

Mary L. said...

What a great quilt! He will treasure it!

BubzRugz said...

Its lovely Barb.... it's my plan to do something similar this year......
Hugz

SewCalGal said...

Sounds like fun times to me. You are doing a great job at FMQ.

fOUND some ME work(cute worm) that I need to remember to chat with you about.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Fiesta said...

Barb, the quilting on that quilt looks stunning. Your son will love it so much.
Have fun setting up your new sewing room.

JustCindy said...

The quilting is beautiful! Glad to hear your things are nearly home.

The Quilting Pirate said...

WOW for practicing free motion, you are a pro! It really looks good! I have to practice more! It's not to awful of a quilt and I'm sure it will be love no matter where it ends up!

OOO HOOOO!! Household goods! How exciting--of course that means a lot of unpacking!! Be sure to stretch and loosen up before ripping through the boxes...have a hot bath ready!

Jackie said...

Barb, it looks fantastic! You did a really good job. I know you're glad to get your things. Are they all in or just your temporary things?

Tudy said...

Looks good to me. I have never done any of that.

Gene Black said...

Barb, that top looks great. I love the way you alternated fabrics in the stars.
I would have a hard time leaving that behind.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Your quilting looks great! I like the way you did the shashing. I'll keep it in mind. I am doing my own quilting too and feel good about some of it - others, not so good. Good luck to your son! Is he in the air force? My son is a C-130 pilot in the air force.

Crispy said...

I think the quilt is beautiful and so is your FM stitching!! Of course, you can always make another one :0) HOORAY!! It's about time your things have arrived!!

Crispy

luv2quilt2 said...

You quilt looks great. I doubt that you son will want to leave it behind.

Nanci said...

For me the secret of free motion is the gloves. I must have my gloves on. This looks so cute too!
Lucky boy!

Dresden Quilter said...

The quilting is incredible. He will really love it.

hetty said...

Fantastic quilt, Barb! Glad Mr. Pfaff is nearly home.

Yvette said...

You did a fantastic job!

marth225 said...

Don't you just love practice quilts.

kpaints said...

Don't kid yourself, he will guard it with his life!
So glad your stuff has arrived! Don't do too much at a time or you won't be able to sew! Have fun setting it all up.

sharon said...

Wow your free motion quilting looks wonderful! I think your son will be treasuring that quilt for years!

Scrappy quilter said...

The quilt looks great. I love free motion quilting. It took me a while to figure it out, however now it's mostly all I ever use for quilting my quilts. Hugs and have fun setting it all up.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Barb, the quilting on this looks great. I know your son will love it. So sorry about the flat tire. Come on back to Texas...

Melissa said...

Barb, I think it is a fine quilt! And I know he won't want to leave it behind!! Have fun unpacking your stuff. Personally, I'd rather not have hubby there for that unless he stays in the garage!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

It looks wonderful Barb and I'm sure it will be in his duffle! Are you still doing Thimbleberries Sew Days? Have a happy day!

imquilternity said...

I think the quilt looks great - you did a good job! Have fun unpacking and fondling! lol

Deanna said...

You are being too hard on yourself about the quilting. The pattern is really quite nice. I bet you are completely distracted, though, at the thought of seeing your stash again.

Vivian said...

Don't sell yourself short, Ms. Barb. Your quilting is wonderful! The back shows that clearly.
Re: your son who is going to Airborne School, is that at Ft. Rucker?

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I think it looks great!!! and you stuff YIPPEE!!!!!!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I think your son will love it. He will get to sleep under one of Mom's hugs. My daughter wants me to send her quilt to her in Korea but now I'm a bit worried. Maybe I should talk to her about the possibility of losing it.

I was wondering if your household goods had arrived yet. I'm sure you can handle the delivery. You might be swamped under a tower of stuff but the only thing that matters is the sewing studio items :)

Patty said...

Good job Barb, ya got to start some where and its great that your son will have something to remind him of Mom. good luck with the sorting of house hold goods.

Susan Entwistle said...

Give me a call if you can't fit all your stash and gear in the room, I'll hop in the snowmobile and swing by (we've got 10" of the white stuff)

Sheila said...

Your FM quilting looks great!
Years ago my son took a homemade quilt with him when he was stationed in a war zone overseas. A neighbor and her husband made it, denim squares and tied. My son said he curled up in that quilt every night because it was from home.

Quilt Hollow said...

Looks fantastic!!

Joanne Lendaro said...

OMG!!! This is fabulous!! Did you get your stuff??? I'm attempting to catch up.....

Elizabeth said...

Barb, you did a really amazing job. That is just beautiful!

xo -El

Hands Sew Full said...

Barb....this "practice" quilt is soooo good! I can't even imaging being able to FM like that yet! Your son will love it.