Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 The Free Motion Quilting Challenge

This may be a year of challenges for me. I've joined another online challenge and it is free motion quilting which is probably my favourite part of the whole quilting process.

All the information can be found on the SewCalGal's blog, the sponsor of this challenge. 

A quilting expert will be demonstrating a technique each month. To take part, you only need to do a practice piece, quilt on a sampler, or whatever you wish with it. Link it up to the project and you get a chance to win some prizes.

You do not have to commit to participate every month. Sounds good to me.

Quilt #70

Mini Trip Around the World

Here is my project for January. This is the back and it is the side I quilted from.

Back of Mini Trip Around the World

The front is very busy so doesn't show the quilting as well.

Mini Trip Around the World (front)

detail on front

This little mini was in the UFO pile and perfect to practice Frances Moore's leaf design. It is a replica (in miniature) of A Trip Around the World I made back in the '90s for my mother-in-law. I hope to find a picture of that one somewhere.

signed and dated

I like to sign and date small quilts as they don't always get a label.
Measures 15½”x 19½”. 

I totally enjoyed doing this design, it was fun and covered the area surprisingly fast.  Looking forward to February's project.

Happy Quilting,



Catherine said...

Yours leaves are very nice and your quilt is gorgeous ! Great job !

Tammy said...

Wow! your FMQ is fantastic as is your "Escape to the Surreal" art quilt. I've been to Kirkland Lake a couple of times. It is quite beautiful and lots of moose on the highway.

Editfolt said...

This looks very well. Greeting from Hungary!

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Great idea about signing your quilt in the machine quilting. I've written notes to my nephews and grandsons, but never thought of using the actual quilt as a label.