June 2012 FMQ Challenge

Wow! this has been so much fun!

 I want to say first of all ***THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!!*** SewCalGal for this challenge, Cindy Needham for the wonderful tutorial, each one of the previous teachers and fellow challengees all of you have encouraged and help me improve my quilting and caused me to stretch beyond my limited ability to machine quilt.

Click here to find out more about SewCalGal Free Motion Quilt Challenge

And here for June's challenge by Cindy

I began my challenge by doing the doodles 3 of them.

Next I began doodling on fabric. First I stitched my curvy line to break the piece up into sections.
Then I stiched in one section at a time. Or as Cindy says "Divide and Conquer"

Finished front of my 1st fabric doodle

Finished back of my 1st fabric doodle

I was able to complete my finial piece for the challenge today And I am very happy with it. 

Front I did the quilting on this side.

And this is the back side. The back is my favorite.

Again Thank you Cindy for your tutorial this month.

Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:
Casting all your care upon him;
 for he careth for you.
I Peter 5:6,7


Art Quilt

I have finished my second Stupendous Stitching quilt. I love hand and machine embroidery and Carol Ann Waugh Technique is fun and relaxing. If you are interested in learning her technique` check out her class on Craftsy click here

Couching added

Machine stitching added

Hand embroidery
My husband said the arrows remind him of turkey tracks,
the triangles of cobble stones,
the variegated random small lines of school of fish
and the orange chain stitch of a winding stream.
What do you think?

Trimmed and finishing edge

Thank you for stopping by and looking.

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust,and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

Isaiah 12: 2,3


Quilty stuff

After watching "The Quilt Show" Episode 1011 – Stupendous Stitching (Carol Ann Waugh)
I made this small piece.

I am looking forward to making some more quilted art pieces using Carol Ann's technique, I love machine and hand embroidery stitching and combining them together is lots of fun.

My next piece is a quilt postcard using Ricky Tims' Primitive Rail Fence block that he taught on "The Quilt Show" # 1013

Next is another post card. 
The FMQ techniques learned from  SewCalGal quilt Challenge 
feathering -  Diane Gaudynski

pearling and grid work - Cindy Needham 
look closely there is a pearl necklace quilted in the design.

Last is my June lottery block for TBLOVERS2

Pattern is found at


Village Green

Woo Hoo! My 1st 2012 resoulutions quilt is finished.
Thimbleberries Village Green.
I free motion quilted it on my Baby Lock pro quilter.
Thanks to SewCalGal FMQ challenge for the encouragement and teachers and tutorials.