Saturday, 30 March 2013

Express Your Love #6

I should actually hide my head in shame, I can't believe it has been two months since I've worked on my Express Your Love - Goddess quilt.  My excuse is simple, I did not have the right threads for the job and I was simply too busy with family visits, and of course other little projects that got in the way.

But this week, I had so much fun coming back to her.  Every day this week I learned a new FMQ design.  Here are some close-up shots of what I've stitched.

I decided to, in contrast to Leah Day's Goddess Quilt, stitch Concentric Circles in red.  Because the McTavishing design is so bold and stand out so much with all the travel stitching I wanted it to not be too overpowering, and since there is quite a lot of travel stitching in this design too, the red does not draw that much attention.  Because my quilt already has so much colour I was also afraid that it will take away from it rather than add to the quilt.  

But I think I am wrong, all of the colours I've used looks great!

Concentric Circles
The next two designs, New Flock of Geese and Micro Zippling I decided to use together, this time in yellow.  That was before Leah posted the Wiggle Wiggle Spiral design with the Flock of Geese FMQ design.  

The reason I decided to use Micro Zippling together with the Flock of Geese design, was in the beginning I made the mistake of stitching McTavishing in too many rays in comparison to Leah's quilt.  So I was scared of adding it to the others that I might not have enough rays left to learn and stitch new and different designs.

The next design, Boomerangs had me a bit nervous.  I sometimes have difficulty knowing in which direction to stitch, especially if it has a very distinctive and specific shape.  But I am very happy with it, and I just love how the travel stitching makes it pop.

I also got around to echo quilt around the words in the first phrase I've added.

So, as you can see I have a had a very rewarding FMQ week, much better than the one I had last week, LOL.

Previous Posts:
Express Your Love #5

I am linking up to FMQ Friday with Leah Day @ The Free Motion Quilting Project.

Happy quilting.


Kelly Vetch said...

Oh she looks beautiful!!!! I really would love yo learn exactly how you did all the color pieces so I can try it. Her hair and arms, and the swirls... Just lovely! Seriously tho... I am officially requesting a lesson. Lol

Lorna McMahon said...

Wow! Those thread choices are great! And your stitching is awesome. Bravo, Marelize! Glad to see the progress.

What Comes Next? said...

beautiful quilting! Your goddess is looking wonderful!

fayegaudet said...

WOW! Your work is amazing!! You are the FMQ That I dream of becomming! And again I say WOW!!!

Danielle Hudson said...

This is looking pretty awesome! I love how you did the hair!!

Karin said...

Love it...I think your thread choices look great and like above...I just love the hair

B said...

I love how the background is dark so that the hair of the Goddess just shines through, great colours, great stitching. Bravo


I love it, I have been watching since the beginning.

Vicki in MN said...

It is so beautiful, the designs are perfect for this!

Becca said...

I've only managed to tape my pattern together for this challenging project. Thank you for sharing. I had to click through and read every one before I could stop to comment. Please, don't let this one go unfinished or unshared.


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