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These two pictures are from my March's Free Motion practice piece for the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge.
I have been free motion quilting for a long time and it never occurred to me to combine the Loopy loop and stippling, which Ann calls Loop and Twist. I was having so much fun adding Ann's suggested designs to the Loop and Twist and then several of my own, it was hard to stop.
I used a wool batting and YLI Variations multi coloured variegated thread on my sample. I love how the colours of the thread show up on my hand dyed which is mostly pink and blue fabric.
Continuing with my plan of finishing one of my UFOs using the month's challenge, I picked these red placemats to quilt.
|Six red placemats|
These were cut from a large quilt top I had made and really did not like A LOT.
|Big ugly quilt!|
See what I mean!
I cut it all up to make several sets of placemats. I have completed a set of 4 and a set of 8 using the pieces on the front and the back.
|Cut up for placemats|
This set of six is the last and I used a fun chinese food fabric for the back.
|detail of quilting|
I really enjoyed quilting these doodles. Easy, flowing, and relaxing.
Thank you, Ann.