What the FMQAYGQAL? Update

http://www.quokkaquilts.blogspot.comStill smarting from my FMQ issues last week, I decided that my first foray back into the world of FMQ this week would be my blocks for the FMQAYGQAL with Quokka Quilts.

I had done two of the next four designs before so those came easier and I find they look better too. I definitely found the other two (Spiral Illusion and Lightning Bolts) more challenging, which was perfect because that was what I was hoping for with this project!

Here's my progress (by the way, I know I'm not supposed to quilt in the white border, but I did my first four like that so I'm going to do all of them this way for consistency):

Pointy Paisley:


Spiral Illusion:

Lightning Bolts:

Stippled Squares:


Once again, I found that I really didn't like my stitching in the midst of doing the design, but once I was done and stepped back, it didn't seem to look as bad as I thought. Do you find that too? 

Happy Thursday!

15 comments:

  1. wow that is so really really nice FMQ!!!! wow

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  2. oh my gosh, i think you are doing an amazing job on this. I am so scared to try. I hve a great new machine too,, but so scared to try.

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  3. HI M R your quilting is fabulous- looks really good. Bet you can't wait to incorporate it into a quilt!

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  4. Your blocks and quilting look fantastic! I think they're much better quilted all over - plus, it gave you that much more practice!

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  5. oh boy your quilting is increadible, wow, really good!

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  6. Oh wow, your quilting looks FABULOUS!!!

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  7. Wow, they look great! You're right, midway through, I'm wondering "what the heck am I doing?" at the end, it's the wow factor. :)

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  8. I like your machine quilting. It must have taken quite some time. I hand quilt mainly.

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  9. M-R you are a fmq goddess!! These are all fabulous!
    I love that you've gone into the border, you rebel ;)

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  11. Your quilting is fantastic! I also feel like my quilting looks better when I step back. I can't wait to see these designs after the quilts are washed. ~Jeanne

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  12. They look great! love the princess quilt too!

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  13. These blocks are beautiful! You are a pro at this - so pretty to see.

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  14. I looks so perfect, you really can be proude of this great job!

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