Friday, October 30, 2015

be positive hoop art

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
I've had two empty embroidery hoops (found and purchased at a local thrift store) hanging on my sewing room wall for months. Yesterday, I finally filled one and I love it so! I'm guessing that hoop art is on it's way out, because if I've made one, that is a sure sign. Ha! But, to quote my daughter, "it don't matter!" I love the low volume scrappy patchwork paired with hand quilting and dense machine quilting. Since I am lacking in the embroidery skills department, (it's true!) I free-motion quilted the words instead. It was so much faster and I had better results. I love this project so much!!! It's hanging on my sewing room wall and it is scrap project #114.

It was so fun to try something new! That being said, I have a feeling that next week I'll be back to pincushions! :)

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

37 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

Oh my goodness, that is so fantastic!!! I have a 4 embroidery hoop set in my drawer that I totally didn't know what to do with (not much of a stitcher) and you have totally inspired me to pull them out and fill them up!! Thank you!!!

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

I think it's gorgeous and what a wonderful way to use up your low volume scraps. Your free motion quilting is fabulous, mine is horribly wobbly!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is really cute - love it. My daughter did a needle point for me that she put in a hoop and I have hanging on the wall but I hadn't thought to do one with a small quilt

Denise Russell said...

How lovely! Precious little quilt and wall decor! derussell22@gmail.com

Jayne said...

It's perfect! What a sweet and wonderful project...I may need to make one! Love the low volume!

SuperMomNoCape said...

What a great hoop art project. Your fmqing of the words is amazing!! Wouldn't they make great inexpensive gifts!

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

Ooh, I love this. Such as great idea for using scraps!!

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

I love it! And such a good reminder for each day. :)

Lynne Tilley said...

I love it! You free motioned that embroidery?? I'm so impressed. I'm not a great embroiderer, but I'd have to do mine by hand because I'd never be able to do the free motion as beautifully as you did yours! Just lovely!!!

Terri said...

I think hoop art is pretty big! I love that yours is quilted, which adds so much more dimension. I also love the message amidst the calming neutral scaps. Great idea to free motion quilt the words = faster!

Unknown said...

How beautiful! Love the effect of low volume patchwork. Also love the pincushion in the corner! Thank you for sharing so much of your craft with us.
-Amanda

Ruthann Grace said...

It's beautiful!

beth s said...

It's the perfect for a sewing room!

quiltfabrication said...

It's beautiful! And yes, I still have some hoop art, and agree with your daughter--it don't matter!

Kelly Cline said...

Such a great idea! My motto is something like that, " Be Positive or BE QUIET!" I may have to stitch that too!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I would totally FMQ the words, too. It is so cute and what a great piece to hang in your sewing space. :)

Jessica said...

This is so cute!

Laura Chaney said...

Great idea to FMQ the words instead, never would have thought of that!

Sigi G said...

Love this, especially your hand-quilting around the little motto! What a special little wall-hanging!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

What a great way to use a hoop. Have a great weekend.

SewPsyched! said...

I just love it!! So sweet and loving :)
XX!

Kate said...

Your hoop art is beautiful!

Dolly said...

I really like checking your blog and seeing all the neat things that you come up with to make out of scraps....especially these low volume projects !

But I DO NOT LIKE the pop-up advertisement that redirects me to an advertiser's page and won't bring me back ! I hope you decide to remove this, or I will miss your blog very much !

Mystic Quilter said...

Your hoop sat - a fantastic idea and ideal as a gift for birthday or Christmas. I think I may use your idea, if I may, for two soon to be birthdays!

Dasha said...

Love the texture and the low volume fabrics in this quilt. Great idea.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I don't think hoop art will ever go out of style! This is a great little project!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is fabulous. I really don't think hoop art is on its way out. I think it is enjoying a resurgence. And I also can't believe you FMQ'd those words. Beautiful!

La Pecora Nera said...

Congrats, it's beautiful

Gunilla said...

Charming!

KaHolly said...

Too, too sweet! Sure are a ton of finishes to check out later today! Have a funderful, wonderful weekend!

margaret said...

words of wisdom you have used here. I have also seen hoops used in a sort of bag one round th bottom and one round the top which work quite well

Sewmotion said...

Your hoop is so cute, and those fabrics are gorgeous shown off so well with that stunning quilting!

Suzanne said...

I'm positive that it's adorable. Kudos!

Marla said...

Love the soft look of the low volume fabrics plus a bit of hand stitching!

quiltytherapy said...

Love the hoop. Who cares what trends are. Make what makes your heart happy.

Jak and Will by Stephanie said...

I really like how that looks. It's different from what I've seen before.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Ok . . . why have I never thought of putting a quilt into a hoop as a finished piece? Love the idea.