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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

New FMQ design

I have had this design in my head for about a  week now. I'm not sure why I haven't dived in and tried out this design. Sometimes I get stuck in my own head of what, when, and how to start a project. At first I wanted to create a quilt top to apply this design to. Then, I had a hard time settling on a quilt top design. I seem to stifle my creative process not because I have lost my "mojo". More like to much mojo. I get a series of ideas and then I torture myself with, what if I start this, and figure out I would have more fun if I would have started that? It's quite annoying. I annoy myself, lol!!

I figured the best way to cure this overload, was to dive in and create a "maquette". Ha! I learned that word in Weeks Ringle's Craftsy class Designing modern quilts! I feel better knowing the design will work. It can be done. It can, however be a little tricky.

I quilted the design in rows, BUT, the rows will be on a slight diagonal. I wish I had taken a picture of the first row or 2. I wanted the flower to have 5 petals. An uneven number,as you all know, is more pleasing to the eye. I think this uneven number accounts for the diagonal???





I love this combo of mint green fabric and peacock Isacord thread. The tread color really gives it a luminous look!



Here is the back so you can really see the design. This design requires a little bit of travel stitching, but it is not hard by any means. You do, however really have to think about where you are going to go next. But because the design is a serious of triangles, it is easy to stop at any time and plot out your next move.

I love how the design turned out! I'm thinking of calling it Cherry Blossom. Does anyone have any better ideas? Let me know what you think! I can't wait to put this on a real quilt!!!

21 comments:

  1. Ohhhh, i like it! Glad you took the time to stitch it. Now your over active creative mind has room to come up with more! Happy 4th! ~Jeanne

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    1. My over active mind exhausts me just thinking about it,LOL!

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  2. Oh wow, that is awesome!!! The name is perfect for it!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    Ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  3. This FMQ design looks really good. The name is just perfect.
    Will have to try it sometime.

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    1. Thank you! I would love to see this in a real quilt!!

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  4. Love this! I like how it's kind of floral and kind of geometric at the same time. I have the "too much mojo" problem sometimes too, haha...

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    1. Thank you! Yes, mojo overload,lol!!

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  5. I like it! They look like pinwheels! Would be cool to quilt that over a Pinwheel Quilt! Call it pinwheels!

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  6. Love this design! You can do so much with it! I just may try it!!

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  7. Great texture! Thanks for sharing your Cherry Blossom Pinwheel Cartwheel Geometric Wonky Flower Design!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad to get good feedback on the design:)

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  8. This is great! Will work good with fabric that is printed with dots and curved things :)

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  9. Love it...looks great. Looking at it, I am thinking of oranges and lemons. I think this design would look really nice on one of those modern, bright quilts.

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    1. I see the oranges and lemons. Didn't think of that until you said. I think I'm going to try it out on my next quilt which is very modern. You may have just given me an idea on my next quilt name. I'm going to write it right her right now so I don't forget. "Sliced Citrus" the quilting and the quilt design will go perfect with the name;) THANKS!

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  10. Love this design, I will try it for sure!

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    1. I look forward to seeing!!!! let me know:)

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  11. Looks great. It looks like pinwheels on steroids!

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