Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's a good day when....

It's a good day when the postman arrives with a little squishy with my name on it , I won this very cute little pattern on Stitchin by the Lake , thanks so much Marlene. I love basket quilts and it will be fun to do a minature of baskets.
 It is also a good day when you sit down and try to do a little FMQ, I have taken the challenge to learn how to FM this year and here is my first attempt , now I have tried to do some FM before but my skills are pretty limited so that is what I want to improve and add a few different designs and feel comfortable doing so. I have a bit of a sore neck today so didn't stay at this too long but it isn't too bad I suppose and with practice it should get better .
There is a nor easter headed our way don't believe it is going to be anything significant but there will be snow and at this time we have none.It has been a very strange winter so far ,personally I hope it stays strange and we have a relatively mild winter with less snow , I may be asking too much as Feb . hasn't arrived yet . Enjoy your day and thanks as always for taking time out of your day to visit.
Hugs Sheila

23 comments:

  1. Oh I love your basket quilt pattern. I just love baskets quilts and this will be so cute!

    Your FMQ is GREAT! You don't look like you need practice at all! Nice job. I still need to get mine quilted and posted!

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  2. your fmq practice looks awesome...i'm still practicing

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  3. Your quilting is fantastic! I'm made that little basket quilt, and it's really cute. You'll love it.

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  4. Sheila your fmq looks amazing. It doesn't look like you need any practice.

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  5. Sheila your fmq looks amazing. It doesn't look like you need any practice.

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  6. Your practice FMQ looks great. Your are doing well. Cute pattern.. Hugs,

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  7. Your leaves are great! I am following along with the challenge too.
    Just starting to get a few flurries now. Hope your right about the storm.

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  8. Great pattern and your FMQ is great...
    Hugz

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  9. very sweet little basket.
    Your quilting looks good, well done.
    Our weather has been unseasonal too, I am dreading February too cause I think that's when the heat will strike!

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  10. I love your FMQ! You're doing great!

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  11. YOur FMQ is just wonderful!!!

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  12. Sheila you are doing great with the FMQ....it really looks very nice. I have to get at it more here...I have done a little and someitmes ok...sometimes not so ok...lol

    Your pattern is very nice also. we are getting snow now....sounds nastly...

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  13. fmq is looking awesome!!!! You'll be amazed at how a little time practicing, it'll just flow from your needle!

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  14. Lovely pattern Sheila. Your FMQ is super, clever you. When I did a class our teacher had to keep reminding us to "breathe!" We all found ourselves holding our breathes in concentration would you believe!

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  15. What a great win and I love your FMQing! Great job!

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  16. you lucky gal ...looks like a fun pattern. and your leaves are looking pretty good ....i like the little curl that you have in a few of the leaves ..... it is great to have this challenge just to get us going and trying different ideas.... Once again I think you have done a lovely job on your leaves

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  17. You're leaves are way better than mine! Blessings, Marlene

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  18. Congratulations on winning such a cute pattern. Your FMQ looks very good, just keep practicing.

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  19. Cute pattern and your quilting is fabulous.

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  20. Wow, you're doing great with the FMQ. It's on my to do list this year too, but I haven't even begun to start. Keep it up...you're inspiring me to get going!

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  21. Your new pattern is lovely and your fmq looks amazing.

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  22. good job on your quilting. I am going to give the leaves with the added swirl a try next time I get to the machine.

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  23. -your leaves looks perfect, I goo to my sewingroom now and practice..

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