Sunday, November 11, 2012

Another one Done - pink for mom

Well mom likes to have pink things so here is another mini for her to choose from.  Today, when I visited her, she handed me a napkin and asked me to make something with it for another person.  Now before you think of the napkin as a small thing, look at the picture below.  That is the size of one of her napkins.  :)




You might also wonder about me always using the same grid pattern on her projects as well as square binding ends instead of mitered.  It's actually pretty simple.  Mom hates mitered corners and she likes the straight lines.  She hates the squiggles of FMQ and at least this way all her wall hangings will have the same consistent  look.

That doesn't mean I won't give up on learning FMQ.  I want to practice the brick pattern more.  It didn't turn out too bad when I tried it for the first time.  If you are interested, this is the link to Leona's youtube video on how to do it.  It's not that bad of one for a beginner.  I like how she mentions that her lines are completely straight and they are wiggled a bit to represent old bricks.  Of course I didn't have to "wiggle" mine....they came that way automatically.  LOL.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u0YOf66-nA&list=FLVOvhsTBIdJ25wNhi3L5mYA&index=4&feature=plpp_video

Leona has a lot of beautiful show quilts and has won lots of ribbons as well as written articles on Quilting.  I'll look forward to seeing more instructional videos for your domestic machines from her (did you read that Leona?  Please do some more.)

Check out her website.

http://www.leonaharden.com/

I would also like to thank everybody for their comments about my attempts at FMQ.  It is encouragement from friends like you that keep me going on this journey.

Happy Quilting.

1 comment:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love the look of your wall hangings. I don't think I could stitch a straight line either....grin.