Thursday, November 10, 2011

FMQ Friday

I don't think I've ever been so glad to see pine needles before! 
This week's pattern was so much nicer to me than the guts we attempted last week. That's not to say I did an amazing job or anything, but I had fun again!

Here's the first attempt, feed dogs down....
Not bad, not bad...The second column looks a little rough, but I'll take it. I was trying to make the needles from the first and second columns interlock like Leah was talking about, so I was worrying more about that than I probably should have been. 

I put my feed dogs back up for the second one, but really couldn't tell much of a difference.

And the third attempt...
Somehow, I think I got worse with each attempt. I even got a mutant three-prong needle in this one...Looking back at the pictures now, they remind me more of the fish skeletons you see on cartoons instead of pine needles.

Hmmm.....

Overall, I don't think I did too bad. I do wish I would make more time for practicing during the week instead of waiting until Thursday afternoon, but that's the way it goes right now. 

A big thank-you needs to go out to Cindy of Fluffy Sheep Quilting for hosting our little party every week!

19 comments:

  1. You did great! Keep in mind that matching the thread color to the fabric is also very forgiving.

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  2. I like your needles! You're doing great.

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  3. I think you're doing really well.

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  4. Very fun. I agree, you're doing great!

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  5. I think they look great! When in doubt, hang it on the wall and step back about 10 feet.

    On a side note, the writing you do to label them looks quite snazzy.

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  6. Looking great! I have done mine in green to try and fool you into believing they are pine needles! hehe!

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  7. I love it! I think I figured out this week that it is about the texture the design creates. I like all three!

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  8. Yours is the first I've looked at and now I'm just going to think everyone's looks like fish skeletons!! hahahahaha! I think they look great, the 2nd one is my favourite, although I'm loving that mutant!

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  9. Och, that came out just fine, all 3of them (and the 3 pronger is just special ;o) ) I will admit to seeing fish skeletons even before you mentioned them though that may be more of a reflection on me ;o)

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  10. I think you dont need any more practice at all looking at the writing you did on the side ;-)

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  11. I was getting a bit frustrated with the re-tracing the stitches. Your fish bone comparison is true! I was thinking they looked a bit like bamboo leaves :) Great job!

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  12. Man, First in there this week...A little egar? And three times. Like Sana said...the writing on the side...you have no problem at all at doing FMQ.

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  13. You are really good at interlocking the needles. And, I am impressed that you made 3 samples. Well done!

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  14. Oh, you have me LAUGHING! Your mutant third needle! Fish skeletons! Ha!
    I think you're too hard on yourself and these are just beautiful.
    I can't wait to laugh with you next week :)

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  15. Very impressive! I'm looking forward to a marathon session of catching up sometime next week.

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