The Free Motion Quilting Project: FMQ Friday

Friday, November 1, 2013

FMQ Friday

What a week! I sure hope your Halloween was safe and fun! We had a great time dressing up and trick-or-treating:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Yep, we're re-running costumes from back in 2011! Only one person "got" our costumes. He came to the door and saw Josh and I standing behind James and said "Oh! Red Shirts, I'm so sorry!"

Just in case you're not a Star Trek fan, you can read all about red shirts right here. Thankfully we lived through the night!

On the free motion quilting front, I hope you've had a chance to stitch out the designs from this week:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Stitch Dot Turn was pretty popular on Facebook, except with one quilter who said it reminded her of aerial photos of fracking. That was definitely NOT my inspiration, lol! I see this as a city with lots of blinking lights.

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Also up for learning is this Glass Art, a funky design suspending open spirals in the middle of a narrow space.

Both of these designs would work great in sashing so if you have a quilt that's looking a bit empty, add a bit of Stitch Dot Turn or Glass Art and stitch it up a notch!

So what have you been working on? Has Halloween thrown off your quilting, or are you still stitching up a storm? Link up and share your progress!

Simple rules for the FMQ Friday link up:

1. Link up with a post that features something about Free Motion Quilting (FMQ).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here, or you can just post the FMQF button in your sidebar.
3. Comment on at least a few of the other FMQF links. Share your love of free motion quilting and make this weekly link up a fun way to connect.


Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

11 comments:

  1. Love your costumes, Leah. I also like The swirly design. I'm quilting some loopys today. Sorry, no link for me, but I'm enoying the linky party! Have a super day!

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  2. Love the costumes Leah! No problem recognizing them at our house! Live long and Prosper! Karen

    http://karensquiltscrowscardinals.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hmmm ... red shirt, ok, but it is a next generation uniform, and there red shirts aren't so lethal, or how could Picard and Riker survive the whole series?
    whatever, I love your costumes

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  4. I had to look up the Red Shirt reference, and was amused as I watched the original episodes as a child in the UK in the 60's, but we only had a black and white TV! TV only came to South Africa in 1976, airing the series only from early 80's. My kids were fans and I bet my movie-buff daughter caught the reference, being the sort of film trivia she loves.

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  5. You guys look awesome together!

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  6. Gesine, I'm glad someone caught it! You would not believe the fact no one picked up on our uniforms our first Halloween a few years back trick or treating through a large neighborhood. Leah's actually in the reboot JJ Abrams uniform, and I'm of course TNG. The red shirts in TNG wore yellow, along with the engineering crew, who were also expendable.

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  7. Love the costumes! Did you know they have a new script written and want to reboot the series? Can you say YAY? Zorro and I caught on right away as we are huge fans.
    This week I got side tracked from sewing anything. I gave a piece of furniture to my Granddaughter, so I had to rearrange and reorganize my sewing room. The only item I haven't found is my design book, but feel confident it will turn up. Happy quilting and Happy Halloween!

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  8. Cool family output. So, the little knowledge I have about Star Trek I assume James is "Data"?

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  9. Wow, James is growing so fast. Nice looking family.

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  10. LOL!! I know EXACTLY what you are talking about with your costumes!! Been to a few Trekkie conventions back in the day too! HA! We always called the "red shirts" - "expendable extras." Never knew the 'red shirt" term - that it is even on Wikipedia! HA! Great costumes!

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  11. Hi Leah! I'm trawling through back posts hoping to find more progress pics of Duchess Reigns but in the mean time, I wondered if you have read John Scalzi's book Redshirts? My partner and I just listened to it on a long road trip in audio book form, and it was an absolute delight! I'm certain you would love it if you haven't already read it. :)

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