Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Almost ready to quilt at Free Motion Mavericks

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks link up (Week 240). Click here if you're looking for Throwback Thursday (TBT).

Finishing up my Kingfisher Stitch-Along quilt top

The Kingfisher Stitch-Along started in May 2018 and officially finished in July 2018. However, I do see a few other stragglers on Instagram - we are encouraging each other 😊

Blue flowers and blue hexies
The stitch-along was wonderful, but a LOT of work! 46 hexie flowers to be pieced and then sewn onto diamonds. It's no wonder that I didn't finish it last summer, but I love the hexies and the quilt design so much that I knew that I would eventually get it done!

There was a lot of pictures taken of these hexie flowers last summer! It was so much fun posting and seeing them on Instagram!
Playing with hexies on the train to Florence

It was also such a portable project that a few hexies got pieced and then placed on their diamonds on my trip to Italy last winter
Hexie flower in
Florence coffee shop

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July One Monthly Goal (OMG)

To give myself a little bit of encouragement, I made the Kingfisher Stitch-Along quilt top my OMG goal for the month of July. I haven't quite finished but it's important to celebrate all these accomplishments. This goal was purely arbitrary - so I'm thrilled to have gotten this far. For the record, I'm going to make the quilt top my August OMG!

Kingfisher Stitch-Along quilt top - almost assembled
I was doing really well on Sunday and I thought that I might be able to finish the quilt top, until I ran into a glitch. I must have mixed up my diamonds when I sewed them into rows because it didn't work out as planned. The easiest way to deal with this was to add a couple more diamonds. The quilt will not be square, but it will be done.  😊 I'm linking up to To-Do Tuesday and Slow Sunday Stitching because I'm going to get these final 2 diamonds finished!

I'll spend some time on what I learned on my next Kingfisher post. Today is Free Motion Mavericks and I couldn't even pretend to have done any FMQ - but I think that this is just as exciting.

Related links
Linking parties
I'll be linking up to many fun linking parties. Join me to see how quilters are keeping cool this summer! August One Monthly Goal linkup (OMG), Design Wall Monday, What I Made Monday, Tuesday Colour Linky Party, Midweek Makers, Let's Bee Social, Monday Making, Moving Forward, UFO Busting!Finished or Not Friday, Needle & Thread Thursday, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?, Friday Foto Fun, To-Do Tuesday, Slow Sunday Stitching, BOMs Away!

Free Motion Mavericks Link Up
Thanks to everyone who linked up last time. It's always so amazing to see everyone's work. I have been shamelessly inviting many of you to link up in my comments to your site. I really hate bothering people (which is why I never pursued a career in marketing!) but everyone has been so kind and happy to link up - so Thank you!!!

It would seem that Karin from Germany, now living in Australia is thrilled to have found the linking party. As you look at her quilt, you can see why! We hope Karin will link up often 😊

Check out Karin's post at The Quilt Yarn


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14 comments:

  1. Kingfisher is looking good!

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    1. Thanks Susan. The quilt top is done - it just needs a photo shoot!

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  2. Love all your hexies and diamonds. Hope your finishing up goes well!

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    1. Thanks Sharon. It's done and just needs the photo shoot!

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  3. So close! This is going to be lovely, I'm glad you are still working on it, soon to be finished.

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  4. It is going to be a real beauty!

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I just love it. Next will be the FMQ.

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  5. Your hexies and diamonds are looking wonderful! It's a bummer that you need to make more blocks than you intended, but it will be so beautiful when it's finished and everyone will think you just wanted a larger quilt on purpose.

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, it didn't take too long to add the couple of diamonds and now it's ready for a photo shoot and a post!

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  6. Your hexies are so pretty .... and they have so many wonderful memories sewn into them!

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    1. Hi Kathy, isn't that the best part of every quilt, the story and memories behind them? Thanks!

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  7. Your kingfisher quilt top is looking awesome - thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

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    1. Thanks Patty, and once again, thanks for hosting. It's done and just needs some photos and a post!

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