Thursday, April 5, 2012

abstract landscape

Finished!!!! Yay!!!


This little guy was a real stretch for me and I definitely had to get out of my comfort zone. Improvisational and abstract piecing does not come easy to me, I find that being intentionally somewhat random is hard. This mini was inspired a quilt by Amy Karol from the book Simple Contemporary Quilts.



The quilting is not perfect, but it will definitely do for it being my first ever FMQing. I love those all over loops and hope to use it again for my future quilts.


This is what the mini looked like after I machine quilted and bound it. Then I went ahead and added some hand stitching as well as some more machine quilting using contrasting thread.



I think they add a nice touch of playfulness and interest to the whole quilt. I'm very happy with the way this mini turned out and I'm so glad that I finally got over my fear of FMQ and gave it a try.

Finished size is 23" x  23".

How about you? Have you been trying something new? I'd love to know. Svetlana

Linking up to AmandaJean's Finish it up Friday, Sew and Tell, and Confessions of a craft addict.
 

19 comments:

  1. This is so whimsical and fun. Love it!! And your FM looks incredible. I love the added touch of the hand quilted bits. Genius, as always.

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  2. Very cool, and love the green quilted hills too

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  3. It looks fabulous and you must do more! Of both!

    I am trying out curved piecing for the first time!

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  4. That's really awesome!!! It's so bright and happy :)

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  5. I think it looks great! I love the little loopy pattern...you're right, it really does make the whole quilt so playful. I may have to give this a try after all!

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  6. Laura - I was thinking it looked like Zelda. Very cool.

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  7. this is really great! i love the randomness to it and the colors are so great! the binding is fantastic also with the snippets of bright green and red!

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  8. What a bright quilt! I love your style and found you from Whoop Whoop Fridays. I'll be following your blog!

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  9. Great looking quilt. I love the yellow background.Fun quilting,too.

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  10. Your fmq looks so good! Way to go! I always like the special touches like hand stitching you add to your projects.

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  11. Wow, awesome work! Your loops are very even. I really love that extra hand quilting you added. Cute!

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  12. Hi S - this looks fantastic, so happy & quirky, love it! :)

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