Thursday, December 27, 2012

2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge

We are at the end of our year of learning! Wow! I have certainly learned a lot this year. I think I kind of entered into this with no expectations, but I was certain that I did want to see this all through, and I did.

So I think the most useful lesson I received was the one from Don, I think the tracing the design is brilliant, and I certainly see using that in the future. In fact I have used it several times since, including in my December challenge piece.

I will admit feathers - NOT MY THING. Despite trying and trying I just never rec'd the rhythm of doing them, and to be honest, give a look I don't generally go for on my quilts. I have all respect for people who do beautiful feathers, but not for me!

I want to thank Darlene - SewCalGal for hosting this. I know it has been a lot of work for her, and appreciate what she put into it. And so here we go - the year in review:













December 2012 FMQ Challenge

And we're done! 12 months of free motion quilting, and here is my last one.
The green side is the front, the pink is the back. Honestly, I think the back looks better! The feathers - not my forte, but all in all, I've certainly accomplished something I never thought I would. I will put my year in review in another post.