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!
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