Hi and welcome to week 403 of Free Motion Mavericks. I hope that you are all well. Tonight I free motion quilted (FMQ) a large area of the Version 2.0 quilt using Lori Kennedy's book and website. It was a lot of fun.😊
Tuesday night before falling asleep, I was thinking of the FMQ that needed to be done on Wednesday. I knew that it needed to be fairly simple. I got inspired (I love it when that happens!) I decided to FMQ all of the places that Stéphane has lived or that are special to him. Here is the list: Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Sudbury, North Bay, Crystal Falls, Ottawa, Orléans, Matachewan, Cornwall and Barrie. These are mostly in Northern and Eastern Ontario. I also added Ontario and Canada.
|Part of the Places and Communities section of the quilt |
(click to see larger image)
For reference, here is the outlined section on the quilt that I completed.
|Outlined in white is the Places and Communities section|
As you can glimpse from the first image, the space is surrounded by place names. I then made the sun and an airplane. The only template that I made was for the sun since I have trouble getting that right. I just used a white chalk pencil to outline it. All of the ideas for the images come from Lori Kennedy and were adapted as needed. See the links in Related links below.
|Place names, the sun and an airplane|
Once I drew out the images, I was ready to FMQ them. As you can see, the sun is the one that I had the most trouble with.
|Drawing out the images|
I then worked on the bottom section adding what is essentially a cabin in the woods. Then came the line of cars and trucks and finally a neighbourhood with homes and trees.
|Cabin in the woods, cars and a neighbourhood|
You can see the FMQ better on the back, except that the places are backwards 😊
|A better view of the FMQ from the back|
|Another image from the back|
What I learned
- It was so much fun finding the designs to include in this area. After deciding on the places, it came to me that I could FMQ things about community.
- Lori Kennedy has some great posts for all of these. I did start with her book (see Related links below).
- The angles of the triangles always mess me up when I try to do the sun. I'll have to practice that (a lot!) to get comfortable FMQ it.
- I can't wait to show you a picture of the whole quilt in progress. It will have to be next time - my helper is in bed with Covid 😦. So far I've managed to avoid it. 🤞
- Breaking News: Only one week before my retirement😁 I can't wait to be on permanent play mode!!!😎
- Last Version 2.0 post
- Birds on Free Motion Mavericks, October 6, 2022
- Lori Kennedy, Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3
- Links to some of the designs on Lori Kennedy's website:
I'll be linking up to many fun linking parties. Please remember to link up below. Design Mall Monday. Midweek Makers, Needle & Thread Thursday, Off The Wall Friday, Patchwork & Quilts, Peacock Party, Finished or Not Finished Friday, Put Your Foot Down, 15 Minutes to Stitch 2022,
I linked up this post on Cheryl's Favourite Finish Monthly link up.
This is also my OMG for October - I'm thrilled that I kept quilting. I'll be linking up to the November OMG to get this baby finished!
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I hope that you will have something to post below. Here is my last Version 2.0 post with birds.
|Bird on a branch|
It's your turn!
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For some reason I've only just discovered the Free Motion Mavericks link-up! A great idea. The quilting on your quilt is really fun. I love Lori's Kennedy's designs too. I am attending a wedding this weekend so will try to link up after that.ReplyDelete
Hi Raewyn, I hope that you do link up - our little party is having a hard time surviving :-( Hope you had a great wedding!Delete
Such fun images!ReplyDelete
Thanks Alycia. It was so much fun to quilt!Delete
Very cool quilting designs!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kate :-)Delete
J'adore les rangs de quilting, trop sympa ces maisons, voitures, etc. Bravo pour le dessin !ReplyDelete
Merci beaucoup Frédérique - maintenant je dois déterminer quoi d'autres à dessiner :-)Delete
Very nice quilting!!ReplyDelete