Saturday, January 7, 2012

HANKERING

That's right hankering. I got a hankering to do some free motion quiting.

As usual, true to form, I had other things that needed to be done but I veered off course again.



I remembered that I had sandwiched a quilt a good while back. I am blushing at the fact that it was so far back I can't remember and and...and...I haven't quilted it yet.

I definitely need more practice but boy is this fun!! I will show you the front when I am finished.

I am so excited, I feel like that little puppy when he sees his master and wets himself. I will have three sons home this week-end. One son will stay for almost a week...... I think some depends are in order.....HA!!!!

32 comments:

wackywoman said...

Excellent. SewCalGal is having a Free-Motion Quilt challenge going on. I need to try to fit some in this weekend.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your free motion quilting is beautiful!! Keep practicing ;-)

Kelli said...

haha~I hope this finds you nice and dry. ;o) Enjoy your time with your sons, and what GREAT FMQ'ing you are doing. Can't wait to see the finished product. Happy weekend to you!

Judith said...

It is looking good. Enjoy you play.

Cathy said...

Fabulous free motion quilting Barb! Have an awesome weekend with your sons and stay dry, heehee!! xo

QuiltSue said...

Your quilting looks great. Have fun with your sons too.

Vicki ♥ said...

Oh you do make me laugh Barb hehehehe.....Lurve your FMQ too....it is fun :) I can just imagine how excited you are at your boys coming home too. hugs Vicki x

cottonreel said...

I'm trying to work up enthusiasm to put my Birdie sts, quilt on my frame but the frame is set up in the garage and it's a cold day

JustCindy said...

I think it looks great! Enjoy those boys of yours.

Shirley said...

Looking good! Freehand or with a patern drawn at the top?

Crispy said...

Giving in to the "hankers" is good. I'm pretty sure the boys will keep you hopping while they are home :0)

Crispy

Teresa in Music City said...

Lovely! I'm planning some FMQ practice this weekend too. Doing the FMQ Challenge so I need to get busy!!!!

Enjoy those boys!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Enjoy your house full!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

as a beginner FMQer, I am studying your picture!! Can you tell me, do you stop and start each pattern set or is it continuous? It looks great!

Anonymous said...

The free motion is beautiful. Have a fun time with your boys!

Pokey said...

Your stitches are really nice, Barb. Enjoy the family time!
:-}pokey

ktquilts said...

Inspiring FMQ! Boy, Barb, I am wowed! I signed up for an FMQ Challenge. I think I will get right on that after seeing your beautiful quilting!

Thanks!

Needled Mom said...

You're too funny! Have a fabulous time visiting with the boys.

Love the FMQ!!!!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Ohhhh you do beautiful FMQ girl. Ok...now you've inspired me...I promise before the weekend ends...I'll have done some FMQ and I have my practice sandwiches all ready to go too.

Smiles,
Kelly

Elizabeth said...

Oh! Beautiful quilting! You do such a nice job!

I am trying to stay focused and get a few things finished, but I might get sidetracked too, because FMQ is just so much fun.

Nicely done!

xo -E

~Laurie~ said...

Enjoy the boys!!

sandra said...

Barb I keep trying to machine quilt but I just get over whelmed. I can do small things like place mats and runners but when it comes to quilts I just can't cope. Any advice? I also have joined FMQ Challenge but it just doesn't prepare me for large quilts. What size needle do you use, and what type batting? Anyway yours is lovely and I am just envious . Blessings

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love how round your loops are. Mine are always jerky. Great job!

Gene Black said...

Wow your FMQ is looking really good. I am impressed!

Judi said...

I looks great Barb! Way to go! I know about that have to, need to - want to thing. I have a hard time doing what I need to do.....

Barb said...

Nice stitching - enjoy the boys!

SewCal Gal said...

Wow. What a beautiful FMQ design. Great job Barb. I'm going to give this a try. Love it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

suemac said...

I am going to make my first quilt sandwich and get going on the heart leaves for the FMQ Challenge. It looks like fun.

Annie said...

Pretty design...anxious to see the quilt front that it is all for!

Pat said...

If that's the back of your quilt, the front will be award winning ;-)

QuiltNut Creations said...

very pretty Barb, can't wait to see the front.

andsewon said...

Lovely quilting! Me thinks you may need to come down here and practice on some tops! haha! Enjoy your boys!
Hugs,
Lola