I'm stitching a field of flowers among the
I spy blocks.
Kind of like snowflakes.....
No TWO are exactly alike.
I'm aiming my needle in the center of each block....
Doodling Four corner petals.....
filling in four more between.
Wondering if the I spy blocks should get quilted
It's not all flowers and stitching here though.
Go Team Go!!!
Nice to have a little BALANCE in life...Hmmm?
Oh my.... I love those flowers in the white blocks... great idea!ReplyDelete
Love the quilting on the I Spy! I wouldn't quilt the IS squares. You know how circular quilting can make squares look like they aren't squares? I've noticed that the quilting can change the design in some cases. I generally want my IS squares to be easily "read". It'll be a different kind of texture to leave them unquilted, too. The back will be quite interesting if they are blank, or quilted as squares. That's just my opinion... You have such good instincts.
is that one of your children...man i can not imagine my son being taller than me though i know it is bound to happen.....i love the quilting....as a novice FM quilter can you tell me what you do with your thread when you are starting and finishing a flower like that?ReplyDelete
Leslie- Yes. I'm standing with my 17 year old son. He IS TALL. As for quilting: If you don't want the threads to show you pull up the bottom thread before beginning each flower and leave tails there in the center. Then you have to go back and hide them with a needle. This time I think I'll be lazy and just trim the threads close to the quilt. ;)ReplyDelete
You make the fmq look so doable. I might be tempted to try. SelinaReplyDelete
Cute quilting and hunk of a son! Maybe just an X through the charms?ReplyDelete
Your quilting really adds to the fun of this quilt!ReplyDelete
I do like the look of the picture blocks without stitching inside them. Would it take away from the block to have more done than is necessary? Just thinking outloud :)ReplyDelete
The flowers look wonderful in the blocks! It is a great way to do the I Spy quilts.ReplyDelete
The quilted flowers look great!ReplyDelete
such a beautiful quilt! Love the fMQ flowers. I'm yet to try it on a quilt - have practised in a class only! No quilting for IS blocks - they are just too cute as they are!ReplyDelete