Free motion quilting challenge 2012

This year I followed along with SewCalGal FMQ 2012 challenge it has been fun most of the time, but also frustrating. I have learned to practice drawing my quilting, not to out sew my machine, try new threads and fabrics along with other things. I found many new friends that want to machine quilt better. I learned (still learning) to relax while machine quilting.If I am having a problem think about what I am doing.

January-Frances Moore-Meandering leaves

February-Diane Gaudynski-feathers

March- Ann Fahl-loops and hearts

April-Don Linn-stencil transfer on tulle

May-Leah Day-double meander

June-Cindy Needham-Divide and Conquer

July-Angela Walters-tiles

August-Wendy Sheppard-jester hats

September-Paula Reid-stencil

October-Teri Lucas-writing and using different thread types ,colors and weights

November-Sarah Vedeler-spirals

extra-Susan Brubaker Knapp-motifs from photos


I am still working on Patsy Thompson tutorial, I have applied doing more in my borders not to have just plain ones. Here is one with Leah Day's Star flower ribbon in two different sizes in two of the borders and spirals in the outer border.
This quilt has several of the lessons learned in it.
Thank you SewCalGal and all of the guest teachers.


Quilting Babcia said...

Great set of samples! I think my favorite is your October piece, though the December quilt is a close second - beautiful work!

Elvis Lives said...

I really like your November spirals. Well done on completing the challenge.

sherry said...

hey you got those darn jesters hats...well done i just never really got the hang of them