FMQ Ideas for A Very Merry

Even with the upcoming holiday, I managed to find
the time to get the applique on A Very Merry.

 What do you think?  Don't the poinsettias just set it off?
I might be ready to make another in blues/greens!

Maybe the poinsettia fabric should be tad darker but,
really, it was the best choice and I'm happy.
I plan on using this red for the binding as well.

I also pieced together a backing that would do
my thriftiest quilting ancestors proud.
Used up most of the scraps and then some!

It's layered and basted and is now sitting on
my sewing machine just waiting for some time and
just the right FMQ idea.  I think I'll do some
inside-shadowing on the petals but the rest of the quilt
has me stumped.  Tomorrow I'll do some surfing
for ideas while waiting on the turkey to cook.

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Miranda said…
Cheree, it looks bee-u-tiful!! Maybe if you did some kinda swirly things or loops. I don't do FMQ so I'm not going to come up with anything very good. I hope that you have a great Thanksgiving :)
Ooo yes, the poinsettias are lovely. Really do add the 'wow' factor. Could you possibly FMQ within the petals to highlight them, and then just do some simple quilting mimicing the squares for the rest of the quilt? I don't really know - I'm sure whatever you do will be fab. Can't wait to see it in it's finished glory (and the red binding will be gorgeous!)
Katy Cameron said…
Very pretty, looking forward to seeing how you quilt it :o)

Enjoy your day today
Gail said…
O'Cheree your Merry quit is beautiful! I just admire all your projects. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Debbie said…
Beautiful....would love to see lots of swirls on this. Outline around the poinsettias....remember what you quilt down will recede and what is outlined will come forward. Great job.
Unknown said…
So lovely, very glad that you were able to join us at Pin'Inspiration Thursday.

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Lovely quilt. If you do blues & greens, you could just change the type of flower to match.
Denise said…
It looks wonderful! Blue/green one would look fantastic too. Hope you didnt eat too much turkey!
Jeff N Julie said…
I am not a quilter so I admire all your hard work on these beautiful handmade quilts! Just wonderful! Julie ('s mom)
Unknown said…
It's beautiful and I love the poinsettias....since I don't quilt I will admire yours ;-)

I would love for you to share it at my "Anything Goes" Linky party...
PDTE said…
HI Cheree

It is lovely. The poinsettias look fantastic.

I expect you will sit down to FMQ and it will just flow for you.

Great job
Bronwyn said…
This is gorgeous! I love the colour combo and you are right - the poinsettas are the perfect detail for Christmas time.
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