Wednesday, May 30, 2012

2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge-May

So I finished my May challenge for the 2012 Free-Motion Quilt Challenge!! Our teacher was Leah Day, who I greatly admire!! She gave us two designs to work on and I put both of them into the border of my sea-horse applique. I still have more quilting to do on this piece, but the border is completely done!!!

The following photos are closeups of the border. I found it difficult at first with the base meandering line with the large size of it. I have gotten so used to doing very small stippling, that doing it in large form posed a bit of a challenge.
After your base line is "drawn",  you go over it with another meandering line, curved and straight. I didn't think that I would like the straight meandering, but it ended up being my favorite. I will use both of these designs in future projects.

In this quilt, the border quilting designs represent the seaweed and the coral found in the ocean.

Thank-you Leah Day for participating in our 2012 Free-Motion Challenge. This was truly a fun and educational challenge!!! I love all your quilting designs and have used several in other quilts!!

Take care everyone, Happy Quilting, and keep those needles sharp!!! Martha


  1. nice work...i like this in the borders

  2. Love your quilt! Really like the boarder quilting it looks great :)

  3. Beautiful quilt.
    The border quilting is great - I really like the railroad design.

  4. You did a beautiful job filling your border with these two designs. I love how you combined them. Looks great!


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