Friday, March 30, 2012

2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge/March

This is my March challenge quilt and a continuation of my February feathers for the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge.  The tutorial by Ann Fahl was to do the meandering/stipple and add loops, stars, flowers or spirals. I added the loop-d-loops for the background of this little quilt. I also put spirals in the corners of the borders along with my favorite candy ribbon!!

This was a fun little quilt to create. I may have gone a bit overboard, sometimes it is hard to stop adding to the design!!! But I am now officially done with this one and it is ready to hang up at work!!!

I've been learning a lot of new techniques from the other members of the Free Motion Quilting Challenge 2012 and put a couple of them into this quilt like the hyper-quilting in the lower feathers and shading the background with crayons!!! Lots of fun and what an impact they make on the quilt!! Thank-you everyone for all the inspiration!!!

The photo below shows the beginning of the shading process with the crayon. I ended up shading the entire background, ironing it to set the color, and then doing the stippling/loop-d-loops!
This was a fun lesson and I will be using the rest of the ideas from Ann in future quilting projects!! Thanks Ann!!

I am now looking forward to our new lesson in April, can't wait to see what is in store for us!!!

Take care and Happy quilting everyone! Martha


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    1. Thank-you Mary Ann! Thanks for visiting!! This was a fun little quilt to make. It will be hanging at my work where I can share it with our patients, they really enjoy sitting and gazing at the quilts!! Martha

  2. Hi Martha , I see you a lot on FMQ challenge FB page and I didn't know you had a blog. Decided to follow you.
    Your quilting is fantastic !!
    You are welcome over at my blog anytime :)

  3. Hi Martha! I left you a message the other day, but dont seem to find it anywhere! Anyway, I'm curious to know the size of this wall-hanging. I've got someone interested in having a king size quilt similar to this. I need them to understand the difference between a king size quilt and this beautiful piece.
    Gig Harbor WA


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