May Free Motion Quilt Challenge

The teacher this month was Leah Day. I have been learning her machine quilting  this year and love her variety and talent. Leah' s designs

So here are my challenge pieces. Again I need more practice. Mostly my meandering is not smooth enough. I like the rail tracks the best though.

Thank you SewCalGal and Leah Day!


Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Sallie the 11th commenter. You are the winner of Thimbleberries HST pouch.

Thank you to all that visited  and especially to those that commented on my blog during my birthday giveaway. Thank you for the birthday wishes.

Next I would like to show how I get all my extra half square triangles (HST).

I get these (extras) while making fly geese blocks, houses, trees or other blocks that use square pieces to make triangle corners. I'll show a house block that gives me 2 extra HST.

draw 1st line on the diagonal

draw 2nd line 1/2" away from diagonal

stitch the 1st line

stitch the rest of the lines

cut half way between the stitching lines

press the seam open
now you have the roof and 2 extra HST

Finished house with 2 extra HST