Monday, April 30, 2012

2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge-April

Our challenge for April was from Don Linn and consisted of tracing a design onto tulle that was in a hoop and then transferring that design onto your fabric, which you could then do over and over again using the same tulle. So here is mine. I did have some difficulty doing it on the satin. The blue marker bled pretty bad so it was hard to follow the design and I got lost a few times!!!
I took a picture of a gravestone marker in the cemetery at Alsea, Oregon on Easter. I then printed it, traced the design onto a clear acetate and then realized that it wasn't perfectly symmetric. So then I traced just one side, copied it twice, doing one side in reverse. Then I joined the two in the middle!!

The final copy ready to be transferred onto the tulle.
Ready to apply design to the satin!!
Ready to quilt!! I added a little leaf design from a stencil I had. The cemetery is located in the middle of the coast range with lots of huge trees and shrubs surrounding it.
Almost done!! Now I need to add a filler background.I may go with Ann Fahl's meandering with the loops in a very tiny pattern!! We will see!! I need to think about it for a while first!!
Take care and Happy Quilting everyone!!! :^) Martha


  1. beautiful...such a wonderful are going to have us all wandering around looking at grave markers....this pattern is very could use just the center motif or the outer ones...great thinking outside of the box...

  2. I will have to go and check that out....looks wonderful!

  3. I wanted to thank you for you birthday wish to me. I appreciate it. I went to CA on May 1-7 to see my brother and sister-in-law. I really enjoy your blog. I haven't started on new projects yet. Need to get outdoor things done, enjoy the sunshine and do some spring cleaning. Next week it is suppose to rain so will try to get some quilting done.


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