Friday, November 25, 2011

FMQ Friday and other Fun

Well, looks like the official FMQ fun is coming to an end as this is the last week for the link-up with Cindy at Fluffy Sheep Quilting. I've had a great time trying these new patterns and hope that I can keep myself motivated to continue practicing. 

The design we were to attempt this week is Superstar, which looks fun and fairly easy though I attempted it on my own a few weeks ago and was a bit frustrated.

Here is this week's attempt, not great but acceptable...

 
Honestly, sometimes when I try these FMQ patterns I can't really see myself actually using them on a quilt. But this morning I saw Brigitte's version of the Drop Art one that she used on a customer's quilt and it looks fabulous! 

In other fun news, here are a few giveaways going on now in case you missed them...

Erin at Why Not Sew is giving away a FQ bundle of Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 from her new sponsor The Fat Quarter Shop. So go help her celebrate and while you're there check out her tutorial for a paper-pieced Kitchen Aid mixer block. It's incredible!

Rebecca of Our Busy Little Bunch is hosting a giveaway by the Intrepid Thread for a bundle of the newly released Pear Tree line, open until next Friday. She also has a giveaway for 9 yds of Pellon batting that closes Monday, so hop over there to enter.

Laura of Needles, Pins, and Baking Tins is giving away two charm packs of It's a Hoot by Momo to celebrate her followers so stop by and tell her a joke to enter the contest. 

Have a great weekend and good luck in the giveaways!

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the links! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. You've gotten good experience dabbling in the fmq, which is very cool!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your stars look GREAT! I didn't participate but I thought this was one of the hardest ones. Lines to be straight and even with direction changes - lots of opportunity to get really off track. I can picture using them but they'd need a filler in around them I think.

    ReplyDelete
  4. The FMQ looks great! Love the stars.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love your stars! And I agree--it's hard to imagine doing some of these designs on quilts (I think it would be hard to maneuver) but how cool would they be on pillows, table runners, wall hangings...

    ReplyDelete
  6. awesome links... thank you!! and the drops on that quilt you linked to are amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your stars look great, Toni! Might be fun to have different sizes of them in a border!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love your stars and am feeling lousy about the linkup as I was a total let down. I could see me using these and will give them a go! Thanks for the tip off on the giveaways.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Goodness, you post such fun links! I clicked on all of them. :) Great job with your stars!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love your stars and thanks for all your links :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. WTG on the FMQ, and thanks for the links

    ReplyDelete
  12. You did good - thanks for the link to the mixer xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love your stars. I think they would look great scattered on a quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Looks great! I am running a FMQ QAYG quiltalong in the new year following on from cindy so come and join in!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great work...AGAIN, but what are we going to do with no Cindy and FMQ Friday!
    thanks for all the heads up on the giveaways too.I seem to miss everything.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your stars look great, well done you.

    ReplyDelete