Tag Archives: FMQ

A Finish: Paraffin

This quilt is Paraffin, and it was designed to look like a lava lamp. I learned about how they work while making this quilt – that carbon tetrachloride is added to the paraffin to make it denser than water, where wax would normally float. The bulb heats the wax and makes it expand, making it […]

Hello Chevron … And A Giveaway Winner

Well it’s quilted, bound and finally photographed. Here is Hello Chevron in completed glory! Three charm packs and a couple of years later, it’s all made up but I haven’t decided what to do with it yet, whether it will be a gift, if I’ll submit it to a magazine or put the pattern up […]

Tutorial : How to make your own quilting templates

Please note this tutorial calls for a bit of computer design knowhow (or software at least) in order to draw a design and print it to the size you want it, but I’ll briefly go over a couple of options! You could also draw your design with pencil and paper if you wish. I decided […]

Transparency

Introducing my first finished proper quilt for 2015, this is Transparency. With rubbish photos because I don’t get to see the sun this time of the year. The idea is that it’s a simpler reloaded Card Trick Block rotated 45 degrees. The four translucent “cards” overlap and show through the colours that would be produced […]

Why I won’t have a finish for the Finish A Long 2nd Quarter

Since the Finish A Long first began at the start of last year, I’ve always reached at least one of my targets, sadly this month it wasn’t to be. Lots of progress (I think I had only sewn a couple of blocks when I started this quarter) but no finish. There was no way I’d […]

Free Motion Feathers

I’m doing the Design It Quilt It course on Craftsy by Cindy Needham and it’s an eye opener! I have learned loads about basting and tension and threads and putting quilting designs together and light and shadow, it’s been very inspiring.I recommend this one. So much so that my new techniques are going to be […]

Free Motion Quilting – Day 1

So after the mayhem of last week, Sunday allowed me some sewing time for the first time in nearly a fortnight! So the backlog has made me “need” to start two new quilting projects. More on that later in the week.¬†And I haven’t finished patchworking my boring pattern curtains yet! Anyway a couple of weeks […]