Monday, November 26, 2012

DWM & FMQ



I haven't had too many things ready for Design Wall Monday - but I remembered I had started this month Jelly Roll quilt long ago.  So I dug around to find those and got them laid out on the livingroom floor.  I will let my SIL rotate them around until happy (you can see the ones that I had to swap out strips because this JR had so many flaws).  I would have liked another row, but not enough strips to use.  So I think two borders will bring it up to size.
** linking up with Patchwork Times **

And I totally kept the blinders on for Black Friday, small business weekend, and Cyber-Monday!!  I really DO NOT need fabric.    But I did get out this afternoon (while Mom had visitors) with my SIL to do a little local shop browsing and shopping.  We've had a little bit of snow each day since Thanksgiving - and the towns are decorating - so it was a lovely outing in the spirit of the season.


And I had to locate this month's FMQ Challenge that I did way in the beginning of the month.  Sarah Vedeler was our November FMQ expert and the challenge was spirals in various sizes and directions.  I'm a little 'organic' with these, but love the look and I have a project in 'that chair' that I find some large spirals will work perfectly for it.  I have enjoyed these monthly challenges and I think for December I am going back to the *bonus* challenges and do them up on a sampler.

** linking up with Sew Cal Gal **

Don't forget the Christmas Quilt Show is still open to link-ups - I know you all have projects to share - I have been seeing a whole lot of them all year!

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

20 comments:

  1. Love the little apples quilt!

    Your swirls look pretty darn good to me:)

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  2. I confess I placed an order at Amazon today but not because it was cyber Monday - just because there were some things in my cart and I just got around to ordering them. :) blessings, marlene

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  3. I love the Little Apples Quilt. :D

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  4. I love your FMQ spirals!! Do you do them on a table machine or a machine on a frame?? I am just starting and I am still doing the "meandering" thing!! Need to move forward!!! :-)

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  5. your blocks look wonderful Sharon and you are doing so well with your FMQ.xx

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  6. You did a great job of "patching" the blocks due to others error! Super effort with FMQ too! :)

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  7. Your jelly roll quilt is still so wonderful...even with your little fixes it is adorable! And I thought I was the only one who lasted throughout all the fabntastic sales without buying a thing! But boy, were the sales tempting! Maybe next year I will need some fabric!

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  8. I love love your spirals! I was able to resist the cyber monday sales, I'm doing pretty good on my self-imposed fabric diet. I keep saying I'm going to do the FMQ thing but I have to get started at some point...

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  9. I love your jelly roll quilt. Is it a pattern in a book?? I did go to my LQS on Saturday. There was nobody in the shop. Very sad :-(

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  10. I like the strip pieced project. Fun to play with the blocks!

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  11. I love this Jelly Roll strip piece -- it's so fun to play with! You are so much braver than I am with the FMQ!! :)

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  12. Ah! Working with jelly rolls - Bah Humbug!!!! But yours sure do come together to make a cute quilt :*) I did a little shopping - not much, but some deals were too good to pass up! And I love your "organic" swirls :*D

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  13. Sharon, I love your Jelly Roll quilt! What pattern did you use?

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  14. I noticed there aren't as many this year entering the Christmas Quilt Show. Glad to see the ones who did. It's almost time to VOTE!

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  15. Hey your blocks and fmq is really nice!!

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  16. Like and like. Glad you got out of the house for a little break.

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  17. LOVE what you did with the jelly roll! I had a bum JR about 6 months ago...what's up with that!?! I too stayed away from Black Friday...why would anyone want to shop with that many crazy people? I did slip away from my visiting in-laws to my favorite bead and quilt shop and quilt shop for Small Business Saturday...just had to do my fiscal bit...

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  18. The jelly roll quilt is beautiful!
    Your FMQ is also wonderful!

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  19. Totally fun jelly roll quilt. Shopping...I love it...just need money. ;)
    xx

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