Friday, May 20, 2011

Crazy Quilting Friday and a Finish

Another crazy block , this one with a cute little ladybug figure in the center and then all reproduction prints , it is a busy one but I like it ! I love the reproduction prints , they remind me of my grandmothers aprons , my Dad's mother always had a full apron on tied around her waist and these prints all look like something she would have worn .
Thanks to Betsy of Quilting Fiesta for hosting this weekly event and be sure to check out her lovely block today as well .






I completed the Free Motion Sampler from the workshop with Deb Plestid ,now please realize this is a practice piece and it is also my first attempt at this type of free motion, I had done a little stippling but very little and never did perfect it .I really enjoyed this class and will continue to work on improving my free motion ,I think it is a valuable tool to have .





I also finished the May block for Henrietta Whiskers , I used wool for the squirrels and really like the effect of the wool .They still need eyes etc but won't add any of that until the blocks are sewn and the quilt is quilted ,much easier that way , I learned the hard way ;-)  If you are interested in making these cute blocks just click on the icon on the upper corner of my blog and it will take you there .
 Thanks for stopping by for a visit and I hope you have a terrific Friday or Saturday if you are on the opposite side of this amazing earth.
hugs Sheila

11 comments:

  1. I think your FM quilting sampler looks great. That's the one area of quilting I feel so intimidated by. In your opinion, was the class really helpful or could you do the same if you just practiced on your own? I'm trying to decide whether to take a class.

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  2. FMQ is fabulous! You did such a beautiful job! Love the blocks too!

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  3. Sheila, I love them all!!! But the free motion piece is wonderful..you did a fantastic job..I only hope I get to that point one day....it looks beautiful

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  4. Your free motion looks wonderful. You'd never know that you were fairly new at it.

    I love your crazy quilt block!

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  5. Beautiful. I so love your basket for the bunny hill project.

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  6. Your free motion looks great. Love the crazy quilt block. Glad to see you are keeping up with Henrietta. :) Hugs,

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  7. Gorgeous work. Love the lady bird in your crazy quilt block.

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  8. Another lovely crazy block. I might have to join the club. Your FMQ work looks lovely. The overall effect is great and I love your little wooly squirrels. It suits them.

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  9. Once again a lovely post Sheila. Love the sampler... you are doing very well with fmq I think! and the crazy block is very cute too. I love the squirrel block especially with the wool. Nice touch!
    Thanks for a nice visit! :)

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  10. I love all your finishes Sheila. Your free motion hanging turned out soo beautiful. Sweet things made by a sweet person. Love: D.

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  11. Beautiful! All of them! The free motion is my favorite though. Oh my gosh it's so pretty!!!
    xx, shell

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