Friday, April 29, 2011

FMQ Day 5

Day 5: I turned the page. First, I tried some feathers using the method described in The Quilter Magazine I received yesterday.  They have a great article, Ruffle Your Feathers. Mine couldn't get started!!! Time to get out the doodle pad!!! the leaf shapes seem to be improving, but that "squiggley" thing at the top below is AWFUL. I may be on this page several days!!!LOL!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

FMQ challenge Day3-4

Day 3:  Still on page one of basics. More practice on circles & leaves ( 2 rows not pictured)
The hearts looked ok going one direction, but bad news when I went back across!!!

Day 4: More practice on hearts...not there yet!! The flowers were fairly easy to do!!
I might use them on a border somewhere. Tomorrow, I might turn the page.

My quilt guild is hosting a Day Of Sharing in May. The theme is Recycling.The challenge was to use Scraps, etc. in a creative way. I used selvedges, leftover  batting pieces and scrappy fabric to make a CATCH ALL basket for tools, accessories, etc. for my midarm.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Free Motion Quilting Challenge

I decided to take part in Inky Threads (Wendy)  and Thread Heads ( Joanne)  Free Motion Quilting Challenge which runs April 22- May 12. You can start anytime but must practice free motion quilting 14 consecutive days. I didn't get Day 1 posted yesterday...too busy.

Day 1  I started out trying to do some feathers ( upper right and off the picture). They
were awful...I need to find out some hints there!!! The hearts looked fiar and so did the stars...something I may try on  a quilt for my granddaughter.

Day 2  I decided  to start with loops...I got out the book below and started at page 1.
I need to loosen up....I think I heard red wine would help!!! I might run over my fingers then!!! LOL

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Looking for a blog

I wated to take part in a free motion quiltalong ( for 14 days)....but I don't know which blog I saw it on.. Can anyone help??? Thanks

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Latest project

I just completed sewing the binding on my latest project. I quilted it yesterday on my midarm using a pantograph called meandering rose. I was happy with the design, although I did get a "puffy" section between one or the rows in the quilting. I hope when I wash it, it will minimize it is not huge! This was a free pattern on the Clothworks site. (They called it Hydrangeas as they used that line of fabric.) There are several other patterns I may try later. This may be a Christmas gift for my sister in law...she doesn't blog!