Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Butterflies in the FMQ garden and pond

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I think that I'm finished! What do you think? Is there anything else that I should add to this free motion quilted (FMQ) practice piece?

FMQ garden and pond
I think that it has done quite well, considering its very humble beginnings as a gray FMQ piece three months ago!
Original FMQ piece
Here are a few details. I used the Kimono Silk Thread that I've been working with on my Gaïa's Garden.
A few butterflies
 I was thinking that I could add more colour to the butterflies and especially the dragon fly.
A butterfly and a dragonfly
I'm going to keep it short and sweet - so please link up and let me know what you think I should do. Is it finished or does it need a few minor touches?

What I learned
  • I copied the butterflies from a colouring book onto freezer paper. I then cut the freezer paper and drew around the shape onto the fabric with a Frixion pen. This is certainly better than trying to draw from a picture since I can never get both sides the same. If you're wondering, that's what happened to the dragonfly. 😊
  • 🎈BTW, this is my 🎈 300th post over 7 years. Wow, time flies...🎈
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Linking parties
I'll be linking up to several fun linking parties. Let's spread the word about Free Motion Mavericks! Monday MakingMoving It ForwardWhat I Made MondayTuesday Colour Linky PartyMidweek Makers, Let's Bee Social, Needle & Thread Thursday, Wondering Camera, Off the Wall Friday, Finished or Not Friday, Friday Foto Fun, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?,

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Thanks to everyone who linked up two weeks ago. It's great to see quilts at all stages of production - from a few basic but important lines, to finished quilt tops, and fancy quilting! This week I really enjoyed Sandra's wonderful Harry Potter fabric pillow for her daughter. It's a really lovely project, so if you haven't seen it yet, here's the link.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Angela, I think that it's time to finish it and start something else :-)

  2. Love the butterfly additions on your piece.
    ..... whew just made your party.... "Linkup closes in a few seconds".... lol cutting it fine, as usual!

  3. I think it's perfect :)

    Thank you so much for linking up on Wandering Camera!!


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