Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Another SideStep -and a Finish

The fun scrappy piecing has been placed aside for a few days.   Another project called my name loudly and I had to pick it up and start working on it.  

For quite a while, I have been saving my "practice/classwork" free-motion quilting blocks. There was a nice stack of them. Sometime back, I had started  joining them into rows. I don't know if I ever shared it, but I got back to it this week.  I added two more rows to it.  Today I took it outside for a few photos. 

This is the "front" of the quilt.  It has lots of interesting free motion quilting. 
And there is also some raw edge applique and some machine embroidery on it. 

This is the "back" - but honestly it wouldn't matter which side is up on this quilt.
Both sides will be interesting to look at. 

I had to just flip the edge over. (Ignore my running shoe in the photo.)

Some of this quilting makes me so happy. The quilting around this star is just fun. 
And you may notice that I managed some halfway decent feathers too. 

That promised finish?  Oh yes. 
Mom and I finished that puzzle. 
This is one that I wouldn't mind gluing down and putting on the wall.

This puzzle has so many images in it. There are at least four cats. There
are 8-10 people as well as a plethora of butterflies and dragons.
And the colors are vivid and interesting. 
The big surprise,  it only took nine days for us to finish it. 

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

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Barbara said...

So lovely, I especially like the way the thin strips showcase the blocks inbetween. Very pretty, both front and back!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

WOW to both your quilt - with its interesting and wonderful FMQ - and your puzzle finish! You finished that puzzle in nine days?!?! That's AWESOME! - ;))

Lyndsey said...

Great FMQ on the blocks and put together they look fabulous. Also great work on the puzzle. It's a really interesting picture.

Pamela Arbour said...

Beautiful quilting. That's a good way to utilize them. You guys were really quick on that puzzle. It looked very intimidating to me but I guess ya'll are pros by now.

Kathleen said...

I love the QAYG sampler you are making - a great way to use up those pieces. You and your mom are so fast with the puzzles!

Jeanna said...

I'm not sure which blows my mind more...the beautiful quilt or the puzzle and quick finish of the puzzle. Both are amazing, Gene.

Vicki W said...

What a great way to use your practice pieces!