Friday, July 17, 2015

FMQ practice Square - Henry

I finished another practice square/sibling quilt. This one went pretty fast and I branched out to do a bit more of my own thing instead of just copying designs from my FMQ books.
 I'm happiest with this stack of squares. I tried to use a different type of line filler for each square.

It is a bit harder to do these for a boy. I feel like it limits me a bit on which designs to choose. But flowers can become sunbursts instead and bubbles and paisleys seem pretty universal. 
This will go along with the Violet mini and one more I still need to make and be sent along with the crib size elephant quilt. (If I ever get that finished.)

Meanwhile I need to get crazy busy on a baby quilt for a shower next Saturday. And I'm hosting it! Wish me luck!

Linking with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and
Can I Get  Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. your fmqing is very impressive! Yes, it's a different beast making a quilt for a "male".

  2. It looks great, and the stripe binding is really fun. Good luck being prepared for next Saturday!!

  3. Sometimes the best quilting is pulled off when it looks like you are out of time :) Henry's quilt is so much fun with all the different things to looks at. Great job!

  4. What a fun FMQ project this is!

  5. This is great! I'm still at the stage where I'm trying to hide my fmq not feature it! Do you practice with pencil and paper before getting on the machine?

  6. Love this one. Feathers could always become a bit spikier ( more fern like) for a boy I suppose

  7. Beautiful graffiti quilting! You can check out Karlee Porter's site (under the gallery photos) for some other shapes of geometric quilting designs for some more masculine options.

  8. Good luck on that quick baby quilt! You quikting practice looks great. I rarely have the patience to practice, just do it on the real thing...


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