Monday, January 9, 2012

SEW CAL GAL'S FMQ CHALLENGE

I have taken the FMQ Challenge with Sew Cal, you can see the button on my sidebar.

This month's challenge is leaves.

So I got a fat quarter, folded it in half and went to town.


So....the one thing I hate to do is waste these sandwiches for the challenge, so I made a tank topper. A Fat quarter was not really long enough, but it works.


I was too lazy to put a binding on so I got my pinking shears and just pinked the edges and sewed a straight line around the outside of the topper about 1/2 inch in. There you have it.


Yes, I should have ironed it but I told you, I am being lazy.
Then I won this pattern and beautiful fabric from Shelley at Red Quilts....thanks so much Shelley.

23 comments:

  1. The quilt is FABULOUS! Love the stitching, too. Very nice gifts to boot!
    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  2. I bet you have the best dressed toilet tanks in town lol.

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  3. I think your tank topper turned out great. The leaves look good.

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  4. Great job. I have to tell you...that little dish/basket on the back of the jon...I have one just like it. What do they say about great minds?

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  5. You did a great job with the ivy leaves! I've joined this challenge too but haven't gotten to it yet. I'll do it this weekend and only hope I do half as well as you did!

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  6. I keep toying with the FM challenge. I can certainly use the practice!!!

    Are you going to finish the heart quilt by Valentine's Day?

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  7. You beat me to it! I have a small project to finish before I get to mine. Great job!

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  8. Hi, Barb, so glad to have found you! I like your attitude with winding your own embroidery bobbins - I do that, too! Besides, one of the first prewound bobbins I bought wound up being knotted near the center and almost messed up my embroidery machine. Moral: WIND YOUR OWN - it's cheaper AND safer!

    Your newest fan-
    Robin from Soggy Bottoms Baby Duds blog

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  9. Great work on your FMQ challenge piece! I haven't gotten there yet...but I'm determined to do it!! :)

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  10. Good idea! When I took a machine quilting class I made tote bags. But, how many can you have. I need to make that big tote for totes.

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  11. Quick, easy and fun! Looks great Barb!

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  12. Your tank topper is lovely. Beautiful FMQ too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  13. great leaf fmq... and the tank topper is lovely and cheerful...
    Hugz

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  14. Good idea for a tank topper...I was just noticing the dust on mine this morning! :) I wanted to do this quilt along, but so far have been too lazy to get going...I certainly do need more practice with my fmq.

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  15. Your stitches look really nice, as does the tank topper. When I am caught up (don't laugh) I think I will make some for my house, too.

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  16. Wow! That can't be your first try at FMQ, is it? By the way, do you use any different thread than what you usually do for piecing, etc?

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  17. Looks lovely Barb... great idea I'd say (not laziness) I can't believe how dusty the top of the loo gets :)

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  18. I love love love free motion. My favorite motif so far has been the big alligator I did on Ethan's quilt. All that thread-painting was a blast. I need to move past stippling more often. Maybe I'll take the FMQ challenge. 8)

    Take care,
    Susan in Texas

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  19. Good for you to find a use for these practice pieces. I think you will come out at the top of the class in the FMQ Challenge. You have a knack for machine quilting in the first place :0)

    Crispy

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  20. Great little project to use fmq practice pieces, Barb. I love your quilt. It has been fun reading your blog.

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  21. I think that's a great idea to use fat quarters to practice with and make small projects with the practice pieces so you don't waste anything. Brilliant! Your leaves look great. I'm enjoying this FMQ challenge.

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  22. Your tank topper is so cute! I too couldn't just do a sample thingie! :)
    I liked the pattern-what did you think?

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