Stitched By Me

A place to share projects from my sewing room.

Tag Archives: FMQ

Butterfly Baby Quilt

One of the ladies that I work with is going to be a 1st time Grandmother this Easter week-end. About a month ago, I made the baby (grandma) a quilt. I decided on a square in a square layout because it would be quick, easy and pretty besides. Plus it only required 2 different fabrics. …

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Finishing My Lone Star Wall Quilt

Small projects are great for learning new techniques. They are also easy to finish in a short period of time.   This one is a project from the Luminous Lone Star Craftsy class that I won, that I wrote about in my last post. The class project was to make a pillow, but I chose …

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Arizona Quilters Guild 2014 Quilt Show ~ Part 2

2014 AZ Quilt Show ~ Part 2 In my last post, I shared photos of some of my favorite quilts at this years Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show. Once I got all of the quilt photos that I wanted, I visited the vendors and did a little bit of shopping. I only bought a few …

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Arizona Quilters Guild 2014 Quilt Show ~ My Favorite Favorites

2014 AZ Quilt Show ~ Part 1 My Favorite Favorites This was the week end that the Arizona Quilters Guild held their annual quilt show. I went with the intention of coming home with lots of photos. I enjoy taking the time to admire the beautiful quilts while I am standing in front of them, …

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My New Laptop Bag – Finished!

Last week, I blogged about my progress on my new laptop bag. It is the Lilium Laptop Bag pattern from  Sara at It is now finished! The front flap snaps closed with a magnetic snap.  The strap has a slider on it so that I can shorten or lengthen the strap as needed. The …

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My New Laptop Bag – My Progress So Far

While walking through the airport, between flights, on the way home from Ohio last winter, the strap broke on the bag that I used for carrying my laptop. What an inconvenient time to have this happen. It was not a real computer bag, it was just that it was the right size and had zippered …

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Practicing on My Babylock Tiara

When I first brought my new Babylock Tiara home in early December, it was noisy.  After a moment or so of stitching, it would start to make a clackety, clunkety noise. If I adjusted the tensions, it would sound better, but the stitches looked terrible.  I would continue adjusting tension until the stitches looked good …

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AAQI October 2012 QAMC Submission

My October 2012 Quilt a Month Club quilt submission was inspired by a photo by Flickr member mamacjt. I enjoyed using the bright colors and was able to practice working with free motion quilting. I still have a LONG way to go on the FMQ technique, but it is projects like this that encourage me …

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