Friday, 7 November 2014

Happy With My Quilting Progress

I had a very productive FNWF today. After another 3.5 hours of quilting ...

Head down, bum up

Hibiscus pattern traced in yellow quilters chalk
... this is how far I got.


I'm pleased to say that the free motion quilting is not as difficult as I thought it would be. However, my shoulders are quite sore (even though I kept telling myself to relax them) so I think I will take a break tomorrow.

I also finished stitching my rainbow stitchery tonight over a couple of glasses of champers.


Maybe tomorrow will be a fabric cutting day as I need to cut the border fabrics for the stitchery, and the binding strips for the jelly roll quilt.

A very big thanks to Cheryll at Gone Stitchin' for being such a wonderful hostess for us again this month. You can check out what everyone else got up to for FNWF by visiting her blog here.

Enjoy your weekend.

Cheers,
Tracy

12 comments:

Christine said...

That's seriously impressive FMQ!

Jo said...

Good quilting progress. I found raising the height of my chair helped relax the tension on my shoulders. Being higher meant I didn't raise my shoulders to keep my arms/elbows at a 90 degree angle while quilting

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wow! I admire you clever FMQ girls. Very cute stitchery xx

Cheryll said...

What a wonderful project to work on at FNwF. I love your quilting!
Thanks for joining in...xox

barb's creations said...

WOW that's some serious FMQ happening there, well done!! :) Barb.

Christine M said...

You've done a great job with your FMQ. I still haven't tried doing that yet. I love your stitchery too.

KERYN B said...

What a wonderful job with the quilting you need a massage after that marathon.

Anthea said...

Tracy you know I love anything hibiscus-ish! Gorgeous work!!

Congrats to your daughter on her book - I'm sure wonderful things are in her future...

Sue G Johnson said...

I've popped over from FNwF. Good for you giving FMQ a go. Your stitchery looks really sweet.

Dasha said...

The FMQ looks pretty good from here Tracy! I can't do FMQ for that long. As you found the shoulders ache.
Love the photo in your banner. Such a peaceful, tranquil scene.

Bev C said...

Hello Tracy,

Wow, that is a lot of sewing time. Love the stitchery you are working on.

Happy days.
Bev.

Lin said...

Well done with all that quilting and I love the little rainbow stitchery. Champers too! xx