Monday, March 12, 2012

March’s Free-Motion Quilting Challenge

This month’s Free-Motion Quilting Challenge Tutorial was written by Ann Fahl. We were encouraged to start with doodling the designs then stitch them out once we were comfortable. 

This month’s tutorial was just plain 

No stress involved… just nice easy free flowing quilting movements. 

The Back- Looks much better!!  

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lone Star & Dinosaur Quilts are Finally Done!

Lone Star 

I am so happy that this quilt is finally completed!  I spent more hours picking out stitches then I care to admit.  I wanted to use my PC Quilter to make the feathered wreath but I am waiting for my regular quilting machine to come back from the shop.  I was using my Pfaff Creative 2.0 which is not really big enough to make the 12 inch wreath.  I tried to do the feathers on the frame.... BUT.....One big problem… I can’t see behind the quilting foot!!!  Rip… rip… rip out the stitches!!!  I quickly discovered this was not the way to go, so I had to do all the free motion quilting on my sit down machine. 

I first had to make the feathered template.  I used several layers of freezer paper ironed together to get a nice stiff pounce base.  I punched holes in the paper large enough for the chalk to go through.  I used the blue colored pounce against the cream background fabric. 
I am glad I joined the Free Motion Quilt Challenge by SewCalGal…  February’s Challenge were Feathers!! 


I finished Adam's Dinosaur Quilt as well. 

 This was fun to make, but really missed my Mid-Arm Machine.  I couldn't see where I was going because the quilting foot is so large and the IDT  (Walking Foot ) is in the way.  Can't wait till I get it back!!  

Free Motion Quilt Challenge by SewCalGal… January’s Challenge ..... Leaves!!  

And I am looking forward to March's Challenge!!!!