Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May's Free Motion Quilt Challenge

May's Free Motion Quilt Challenge 

This month's tutorial was presented by Leah Day 

 I love, love, love Leah!  I have been following her for years.  She is a bright and intelligent women who has a strong and endearing spirit.  Her love for quilting is evident throughout her blog. Her skills as a quilter are awesome and her generosity with that knowledge has helped hundreds if not thousand of quilters.  Thank You Leah Day!!! I look to you for inspiration everyday! 

Here is May's Sample.  The straight lines were harder than the curves, but with practice is will get better.  This tutorial was fun and freeing.  Thanks Leah Day for a great tutorial! 

Micah's Quilt

Finally Done.... 

I Miss my quilting machine! I am still waiting for my machine to come back from Wow Quilts.Free motion is challenging as it is, but its almost impossible to get a consistent stitch with the Creative 2.0 on the frame.  Tension is a Major Issue with this machine and it's really hard to see behind the quilting foot. 


 Used Don's method of transferring designs on this flower block. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Baby Boy Quilt Continued

I embroidered the Micah on the bottom of the quilt and hated it!.  I thought it was too large and took away from the blocks.  I removed the bottom and will use it on the back of the quilt.  I embroidered his name in the center of the sailboat.  I like this much better. It needs to be quilted. 

The second quilt that I am making is a dinosaur quilt.  The name of this quilt is called Dinosauria found in Quilt It for Kids 2004.  It was originally done in black and white strips.  I wanted something that would look like the ground slowly  graduating  from greens up to the sky.  The cornerstones where also black and white.  I decided to make the quilt in primary colors.  

Red and Yellow for Cornerstones

Recreated in EQ7 to test color combo

Coming Together