Saturday, November 12, 2011

FMQ Friday - pine needles & FMQ place mat

this week's FMQ homework from Fluffy Sheep Quilting was to practice a pattern called Pine Needles, so here they are: while stitching it I discovered the following things:
-traveling the same line is not my best ability :)
-for some reason it was easier to stitch the needles facing up then down - they came out more even and the angles are better too - who knows why.... the ones facing down remind me of a pine forest after a big storm - where the storm broke of half of the branches and the rest is all crooked :)

but that's not the only FMQ thing I did this week - I made a couple of christmas placemats and since I got tired of meandering I decided to do some feathers/leaves. I cheated a little - drew the approx. shape of the leaves on the mat with Frixion pen so I have some pointers where and how far to go.. it's not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with it anyway :) What do you think?


mammafairy said...

I think it looks lovely!Those feathers are really pretty, and frame the centre perfectly.

Crystal said...

I love the quilted leaves on your placement & the beautiful cardinal fabric is to die for! I gave up my quilting for cardmaking but one day hope to get back into it.

Cindy said...

Your FMQ looks great! I had the opposite prob that needles going up were better for me. We'll have to share FMQ from here out - I'll do all of the ups, you do all of the downs :)

Melissa said...

I had troubles with going down too, so I just flipped the fabric around on a few of them! This looks great!

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