Put your foot down #33

What’s under my foot?

Welcome back to Put your foot down, or welcome if this is your first time visiting and linking up.

Monday I shared with you the beginning of my Island Batik January challenge project. Here it is with the flowers machine appliqued and I am currently embellishing it with thread. The stem and leaves are drawn on for stitching. The hexies are made from IB scraps from last year and the background is IB white solid and Sprinkles.  I alternated the two fabrics to form a checker board because I didn’t have enough of either for a solid background.  I love the hexies and my fabric choice but I’m not particularly thrilled with the quilting, not shown. So I decided to make an additional scrappy quilt using my scraps from the Speak Easy collection from Tammy Silvers.  You can view the collection here.

November IB blog hop quilt using Speak Easy. Pattern available in my Etsy shop.

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Your shares from #32

Andree from Quilting and Learning has some fabulous art quilts she completed last year. Here is just one of them.

Gene Black Creative Soul shared his bargello in progress quilt. Did he get it finished? You’ll have to stop by his site to find out. While you are there check out his current project.

What’s under your foot?

The rules are simple. Any current crafty project is welcome, just please link back to my page (or grab the html code below) somewhere in your post.

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  1. YOu have a creative name for your linky party! I am adding you to my sidebar.

    Speak Easy is GORGEOUS, and your hexie quilt is perfect with alternating background fabrics. It adds so much texture or something to the quilt almost like you are looking through lattice or shadows or something.

  2. All that negative space in a plain background can be intimidating. Some quilters make it look so effortless and easy. Your quilt is cute though, cheery on a winters day.

  3. Hi Denise, I love your hexie flowers. They look great with the stem and leaves. Are you having problems with the quilting? I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished project. Good luck and thanks so much for featuring my favourite art quilt of 2019!

    1. You’re welcome, they were all great. I need to practice fmq on my domestic, its not so much that I am having a problem as it doesn’t look as good had I quilted on the longarm.

  4. I like your hexie flowers. Recently I finished a MQ that I was not thrilled with, but my husband has mentioned that he really likes it. Funny how personal preference, likes and colors make such a difference. Blessings, M

  5. Good Morning Denise! Oh your project is surely getting us on the path to Spring. I love the different background fabrics you chose, and of course, the hexie flowers are so cute. I can’t wait to see the finish. Thanks for hosting! ~smile~ Roseanne

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