Friday, 27 December 2013

Free Motion Rudbeckias and Blackcurrants


Work is ticking ahead on the new project.  The basic idea is to do panels with two colours, divided by a thin strip using up small scrap oddments.  It was fun reworking the rudbeckias design on yellow - all very sunny and summery.

As for the burgundy red, the colour suggested blackcurrants, so that's what I did.  The leaves are fancier than the real thing, but the sprigs of fruit are fairly accurate.  I have spent so many hours in my time with my head stuffed in a blackcurrant bush that I didn't need to to look at pictures or draw a sketch.  The fruit just grew out of the machine as I sewed.  Fab fun.

Linking up again to Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday
and Leah Day's blog for Free Motion Friday
and Lorna's blog Sew Fresh Quilts for TGIFF.  I feel a bit cheeky linking up to TGIFF because it's not finished... but this block is finished, and she asked me to link up, which was very sweet of her. Thank you Lorna!
...and finally, Barbara's blog Cat Patches for the December NewFO.

13 comments:

  1. Your fmq is absolutely gorgeous! I love the leaves with the berries the best! I would love it if you would be so kind as to link up on my blog today. I am hosting the Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday. Please visit me at http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Lorna!
      I've linked up to your blog. Hope it's not bending the rules!
      Love,
      Muv

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  2. I hope to do more FMQ this coming year! You did a beautiful job!

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  3. It is such a treat to see your work! Happy Holidays from the other Harwich!
    -Donna in Massachusetts

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    1. Thank you Donna!

      You say Har-witch, I say Harrich... There's a song in there somewhere.

      Love,
      Muv

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE the free motion quilting!

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  5. Hi, Muv. I'm really liking the fluidity of line in your fmq. Lovely block. Wishing you a happy New Year with many stitching adventures!
    best from Tunisia,
    nadia

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  6. Beautiful work! I love the look of the blackberries and rudbeckias quilting. It's like your personal stamp for the quilt, unique and stunning.

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  7. That is such a good idea and it looks beautiful!

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  8. I am always amazed by your beautiful quilting, Muv.

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  9. Wow, that looks really great!!

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