Friday, October 14, 2011

Take That! FMQ Friday: Drop Art

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Heh heh... Okay I am still NOT a master...but I did substantially better this week than last.  So take that FMQ.  Eat it.  Ha.  [I know my non-sewing friends are rolling their eyes - but what can I say, this is how I get my kicks.  :P]

Since I am currently IN a wedding today I am actually not posting this real time but have scheduled this to post later.  Cindy, I told you I was dedicated to FMQ Friday and so I am!  Thanks so much to Lucy for linking this for me - she rocks...go visit her...

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Overview

Obviously these are not perfect, they kind of sway this way and that but overall I am really proud of my stitching.  Um, Annabella, I put my stitch length to 0, hahahahaaa, much better right?

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Detail!  LOOK AT THAT!  Hahahahahaaaa...
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Back.  I know...look at that fabric.  Bleh.


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Back detail.  Even the back stitching is rockin'!!!
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Another Glam Shot - BECAUSE  I CAN! 
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Comparison from Last Week

Because I am painfully honest at all times - YES - I included a comparison shot.  Last week still makes me cringe!  This shot is only going to motivate me more because next week will be even better.  I sound confident because I had a lot of caffeine this morning and am feeling very You Go Girl.  

What did I do differently this week?  Stitch length to 0, and also, go ahead and giggle, I hummed a lullaby.  Yup, I sure did.  Miss E calls it the "baby song"and it is simply an old Spanish lullaby I sing when putting the girls to sleep...I think it really helped my rhythm.  I don't know if I'd ever use this pattern because I don't like how your whole bottom is dictated by whatever you do on the top - it made me feel lopsided in my design.  But, perhaps it would be cool to use in a QAYG way because the drops are really fun.

Please go visit the other FMQ Dedicatees at Fluffy Sheep Quilting!

- rebecca lynne

p.s. Have a great weekend.  I am MIA until Monday.  Bye!   

22 comments:

Stephanie Nagano said...

Yay! Go you! I tried doing the drop art and my stitches are bumpy. What do you have your tension at? I'm going to try again.

Melinda said...

Ooh! Much better! I need to find out that lullaby from you so I have something that keeps me focused on a rhythm. I actually forgot today was the posting day so I'll be doing another last minute FMQ block!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

WOW! This is fantastic, you are kicking fmq butt :)
Well done Rebecca!
Hope you have a great time at the wedding and a lovely weekend!
xx

Strawberry Patch said...

Ouch poor fmq, you got it good and proper! Well done you, your drops are fab!

Nicky said...

Definitely what Lucy said! Well done - it's great when it works! Onwards and upwards - we are all going to make massive leaps forward doing this so big hug to Miss Cindy!

Collette said...

Well done you!!! looks fab you are right to be proud! x

Flying Blind... said...

Oh you only went and blimming cracked it! Just a little bit jealous (OK - loads!!) x Hope you had a fun wedding x

Archie the wonder dog said...

Oh, you've done so well!! Yippee!!! You definitely showed FMQ who's boss this week!

Toni said...

Hmmm, if caffeine makes you very confident and You Go Girl, what does something stronger do? The drops look magnificent!

Katie said...

You have talent! Keep it up. :)

Janine said...

Well done! That's looking really good.

kristastitched said...

Ha! I was amped up on coffee today too! How nice of Lucy to do the kinky for ya! And btw I think ur crazy cause that back fabric looks super fun to me, lol. Looking good hope ur having a blast atthe wedding :D

kristastitched said...

OMG, linky, not kinky! Freaking iPhone autocorrect is totally a pervert! Hahahaha

Pat said...

Great Job! This is so much fun! I can't wait to see how fast we all get better!

piecemealquilts said...

Great job! I thought last week was pretty good for a first time, but this week's is much smoother. Looks like you have better control and are more relaxed. The lullaby helped!

Annabella said...

Much better!! Woo Hoo! That`s an incredible effort and you should be sooo proud. I haven`t done mine but will try tomorrow. Hope the wedding is fun!

Allison said...

your drop art is looking fab! great job :)

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Fantastic! and the waves are up there too. I have to go and try to do mine now. You are on busy lady!

linda said...

think you have done really well looking good :))

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness you're a pro! What are you doing in a practice-a-long? seriously, the improvement is shocking. You're doing a fab job!

mammafairy said...

Lovely even tension. looks great.

Kelli said...

Huge improvement! Yay! I got a frame for the PAL today!! It's really cool, looking forward to it. :) Hope you had a great time at the wedding.
xo
Kelli