Saturday, 25 May 2013

Something "fishy" and playing with sticky notes!

I don't mind telling you that I'm a bit addicted to Craftsy classes. I love the convenience as well as to have access to teacher which otherwise wouldn't' be possible.  I have just finished a class taught by Camille Roskelley where she encourages her students to play with half triangles and squares. With some sticky notes I had laying around, I had a go trying to make block patterns. It's quite amazing how many different combinations are possible with just three colours.

The next step is to cut up fabric and sew some of these combinations. 

I've also had a little play with fish. I'm not sure yet where I'm going with it; maybe a baby quilt or a wall hanging. At the moment I'm just having fun.



Other than that, I've been FMQ a quilt. Here's a little preview:

I don't practice my FMQ enough. I always feel that by the time I finish quilting a quilt, I get into my stride and the stitches start to look decent. Of course if I wait a few month before I do it again, all my practice has flown out the window. I must practice more!!!

OK, that's it for today. Have a lovely weekend.
Vreni x
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20 comments:

Shirley said...

Great idea for playing with block layouts Vreni. The quilting looks good and you will soon have something else to hone those skills on.

Heather Long said...

Looks like you have had a fun week. I love the way you have worked with the paper to get your designs.

Heather said...

What a great idea to play with those triangles and squares. Really makes me want to sew a few of your great blocks!

Linda said...

I love the sticky note idea! It would save on graph paper.
Your fish are wonderful!

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Lynda said...

Who knew playing with sticky notes could be so much fun! Love the little fish too. Your quilting looks great. I don't even try.

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
tolle Idee, erstmal Papier zu nehmen zum Ausprobieren!
Die Fische sind ja suuuuperklasse. Bin gespannt, was daraus wird.
Viel Spaß weiterhin :o)
Doris

ipatchandquilt said...

Brilliant idea, those sticky notes! And those fish are just too yummy!
;-)
Esther

Jessica said...

Love the sticky note idea, the combos look great too!
I don't practice enough either, always too busy working on something!

meli B said...

I downloaded craftsy a few weeks ago but never opened the app. Sounds interesting. Like the sticky note idea. I downloaded a cool app called blockfab that also plays with block layouts. Worth a look.

Rossana said...

The new blocks look really great but....I love your fish!!!

@pril said...

That is an awesome idea about the sticky notes. Love the fish too, where did you get them or you made them?

@pril
http://KoolBeenz-blog.blogspot.com

blauraute said...

Liebe Vreni,
Deine Spielereien gefallen mir sehr. Die Fische sind der Hit, so schöne leuchtende Farben und Formen. Sei nicht unzufrieden mit Deinen FQM-Versuchen, sie sehen doch schon recht gut aus. Ich möchte da auch mal dran, habe mir schon ein Buch gekauft, aber irgendwie finde ich nicht so den richtigen Dreh.
Dir eine schöne Woche und liebe Grüße
Roswitha

FlourishingPalms said...

How clever to practice quilt blocks and color arrangement with sticky notes! Love that idea. Your sea creatures look interesting, and I bet you're as curious about how they'll come together as we are. And it's so true what you've said about FMQing. That's one of the reasons I sometimes quilt a quilt from one side, across the middle, to the other side. The best quilting starts to show at about the time I hit the middle. Your quilting looks very pretty.

Theodora quilts said...

hello Vreni I surely miss you,I am so busy in my studio since I had it set up in my store all day I am doing something besides frame work. I really love your idea with the little post it note they stick and you made some really awesome arrangements ,I feel the same way about fmq , I have a quilt table as you know and I haven't put a quilt on for a while and I am nervous about quilting the next one wondering if I will be out of practice. I thank you for stopping by my blog and sorry about taking my time to get back to you, I wish you happy quilting . theodora

Marg said...

Love that sticky note idea, that's a brilliant way to play with block layouts. I haven't tried a Craftsy class yet, but they really seem to be very beneficial.
Your fish look cute too.
I'm the same with FMQ, I never practice enough.

Cathy said...

Great idea with the sticky notes and I love your school of fish! Your fmq is looking fantastic, it is all about practice you are right!! xo

Happy-Sonne said...

Liebe Vreni
Das ist ja wirklich eine tolle Idee. Die Fische gefallen mir ganz besonders gut. Wunderschön!
Danke auch für Deinen lieben Kommentar auf meinem Blog.
Ich wünsche Dir einen guten Start in ein wunderschönes Wochenende. Herzlichst grüsst Dich Yvonne

Sheila said...

Love your school of fish! Clever you :D

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I like your fishies.