Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday Archives - FQ Quilts & Feather Quilting

Val's Quilting Studio

If you haven't discovered Val's Quilting Studio, you need to go browse.  And I love her idea of re-visiting our old posts with some fun themes (going thru the alphabet).  I haven't been very accomplished at feather quilting, but I have done a few FQ quilts.  Although in browsing back thru my blog, I found I didn't always blog about them - they were more in my flickr account.

 

I've done a number of Melissa's @ Happy Quilting quilt-alongs using FQs, so I chose one of my favorites due to the fabric I used.  I drooled when Little Black Dress came out!!  This is Melissa's 'StarBurst' pattern and you can find the original 'finale' post HERE.

And I am currently working a few QALs using up some of my FQs - I tend to pull bundles apart for a project and then I have all these poor, lonely, feeling unloved FQs.  Being in my Purge mode - they are being used.


I'm playing with Cindy's Christmas BOM Row Quilt and trying to use up a Connecting Threads FQ bundle (Holiday Blues) along with scraps.  This month's block was cute candies for a row of delishous fun. I know there is no blue in this row LOL!!  I thought of my Gr.Gran V who would always have these cute glass stripey candies mixed in some fake snow along her mantle.


I had bought a full FQ bundle of Howard Marcus Collection For a Cause "Historical Blenders" and boy I have a lot left over.  So I decided to use them in the "Country Corners" sew along with Lyn @ SewnWildOaks using her PatchWork Math book.  She gives the basic components you need from the book along with some sample layouts - and you go for it with fabric, color, and layout choice.  I am making two of each month's assignments.

  
And I am following the Howard Marcus Fabric Designer Sewalong.  I have a mix of 'Primative Gatherings' FQs (with a few of my scraps) to play with this one.

I know you all shuddered over the Patchwork Math book - felt it.  BUT if you know your quilt math, you can figure out many blocks in different sizes as well as be able to calculate what you can get out of a FQ.  FQ bundles make for great sampler quilts.

Be sure to go visit Val's Quilting Studio to see the link ups for FQ quilts and Feather Quilting.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 


17 comments:

Cheryll said...

LoVe ya work Sharon! :)

Val's Creative Life said...

oooohhh I love that little black dress fabric! I also really like the pattern of the primitive gathering fabric. (I have a thing for pinwheels lately) Thanks for the Tuesday Archive shout out....I look forward to some of your readers hopefully stopping by:)

Anonymous said...

hi Sharon i agree with Chez your work is wonderful,hope you have a lovely day my friend.xx

Needled Mom said...

I STILL love your Starburst quilt!!

Your Christmas row looks terrific and those blocks look fabulous too.

Lesley said...

Sharon, you always inspire me with your many wonderful projects!

Mary said...

I like your candy row. My mother always had a candy dish full of Ribbon candy. I inherited that dish. Oh the Memories! I met Melissa in June. She's such a nice person and she quilts with her MIL. So Fun!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love, love fat quarter bundles Sharon. I've been sewing from one this week for the Rush Hour Blog Hop and had so much fun using it - and except for part of one fat quarter than I wanted to save I used it all. :) blessings, marlene

Createology said...

Always such a joy to visit and see your amazing quilt blocks. Creative Fabric Bliss...

sewyouquilt2 said...

love your work. those sewalong squares will be so pretty in a quilt.

Sheila said...

Just wonderful , all such lovely projects !

Dana Gaffney said...

Quilt math? Yes, I shuddered, half of my stray blocks are trial and error trying to figure out sizes.

Sheila said...

I remember the black dress fabric collection! Elegant results. Your Starburst quilt was awesome.

Joanna said...

Your candy rows look nice. I have been watching the Marcus Designers QAL and love the blocks so far. Lynn's math book blocks look so cool with the difference in size pinwheels.

JJ said...

I really love that star out of the black fabric.

Belinda said...

Your progress and work always ALWAYS inspires me!! You have a talent for choosing which fabrics work best for a particular pattern. :)

Kate said...

I drooled over Little Black Dress too, but I never ordered any of it. Your BOM projects are all looking good. I love those "candies" blocks, very fun and festive.

Michele said...

As always you have bunches of fun projects in the works. I'm looking forward to seeing the finishes.