One of my favorite things, is when you buy fabric and in the package the fabric store include those little treats. I have been sent 4 mini charm packs lately. I wanted to try and use them as I was inspired by Amanda Jean @ crazy mom quilts square pillow she had in this blog.
I put 3 of the mini charm packs into a bag and then randomly select them and sewed them in strips and the final result was this cushion top:
The squares are not aligned perfectly but for the first time using them I think it still looks cute.
I quilted this with flowers. It was my first time doing free motion quilting (FMQ). I was thinking doing a dogwood pattern, which is kind of represented below but after the first one, I decided that I should just go with it and see where it takes me – perfection was not the goal 🙂
I do think its a pretty good job since I have never tried it before. I like that the flower petals are all different and it has the little centers. Here are a couple of photos:
1 mini charm pack – Ticklish, Me & my sisters designs fro Moda
1 mini Charm pack – Happy go lucky, Bonnie @ Camille for Moda
1 mini charm pack – Posy, Aneela Hoey for Moda.
What are your favorite FQM patterns – I would love to add some to my pinterest site as a reference :-)….so leave a comment and let me know. Hope you all have a good weekend, I am linking up with AmandaJean @Crazy Mom quilts for finish it up Friday.
Awesome job!!! Keep going! It looks great!
Holy cow! Your FMQ looks amazing. I am more than a little jealous. 🙂 You’re a natural! Love the postage stamp look, it’ll be a lovely pillow.
Thank you – it was a lot of fun and so much quicker than I expected 🙂
Check out Leah Day’s Free Motion Quilting Project. She has TONS of great patterns and videos. Also – a Friday link up that has several contributors that have some patterns too! Free motion is really a ton of fun and one of my favorite things to do. If I only had more time!
Thank you I will check it out 🙂
Lovely job! As with every discipline; practice makes better.
If you are this good with your very first try, your pieces will glow with your beautiful quilting.
It looks great! Although you say that the squares are perfectly aligned it certainly doesn’t look like it is at all misaligned. I think we are often the harshest judges of our work as we are so intimately involved in each seam – when you step back and look at the whole the individual seams disappear and the whole is gorgeous. I love the free motion quilting too – and the Posy fabric is one of my current favourites.
Thank you, you are right…the best reward was my 5 year old son wants one now too. So I am working on that tonight :-). I am not so much into flowery things but I was actually impressed with these three mini charm packs and like how bright it turned out. I even ordered 3 more charm packs.
I’m itching to try this quilting design. Your mini version is a great idea….and useful.
Thanks….it was nice and quick 🙂
Looks great! I am too a newbie to patchwork and quilting. I too have the Posy, Aneela Hoey for Moda charm pack. You have convinced me that quilting will to be my next project! 🙂
It is a lot of fun. I am really enjoying the creative outlet 🙂
Your FMQ looks great!
Thank you 🙂
Wow. Really – WOW!!! Your FMQ looks awesome. I love your flowers – waaaay braver than me. Keep saying I am going to try this and haven’t yet. One of these days…
Thank you so much, I found that if you try to go slow and cautious it was actually harder to do…a medium steady pace was best….just in case you try. I just went into it not expecting anything 🙂
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