Tuesday, 17 January 2012

More QAYGFMQQAL

Laura posted requirements for the next 2 blocks and yesterday, without having another look at what they're supposed to look like, I had a go.....


This is the spirals block - and I  obviously need a lot more practice - it didn't help that the needle kept skipping stitches now and again  (apparently that means I have to change the needle) - the spirals aren't uniform at all - but as an old Polish fellow once said, "The first pancake is always lumpy" and it just means I have to beat it a bit more....

The 2nd one was supposed to be a stylised and loopy flower - but as I mentioned, I didn't go back to view Laura's, I just remember her post mentioning adding all the elements we've done so far, together (loops, flowers and spirals) - so off I went....and unfortunately, the 2nd pancake is lumpy too..


It looks a bit better from the back....but still looks like the huntsman after I sprayed and sprayed last night!


For all that, I'm enjoying the FMQ on the domestic - it is making a little more adventurous on the long-arm and that's always a good thing!

BTW, look what came for a visit it my house yesterday..


A cormorant decided to stop by - he sunned himself on the rocks next to the pool, then every so often dived in to cool off.  He stayed for about an hour having a high old time then flew off.  We get ducks on the water, minahs, cockies, grassies and wattle birds fly in for a quick drink or a splash, but this is the first time I've seen a cormorant.

5 comments:

  1. Love that you just jump in and do it without reading further. Glad I'm not the only one like that!

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  2. Hehe, loved the huntsman comment!
    They look good to me - much better than I could do

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  3. I tend to use the blind men and trotting horses theory, you know, if a blind man on a trotting horse wouldn't notice, it's fine? ;o) Sure the FMQ will come more easily. I want to try, but I need a good block of time to devote to it, and I want to take some of my sewing machine lessons before I totally leap in, so I'm hoping later in February I'll be able to really get into it. Hoping...

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  4. I think your quilting looks beautiful.

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  5. Hey--that flower looks pretty wonderful to me! (love your commenter's observation about blind men and trotting horses!)

    Elizabeth E.
    occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

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