Happy New Year Everyone.
Here's hoping all those new years resolutions are kept past the end of the week !!
I thought I'd post some of the presents that I completed for Christmas, since everyone has their gifts now.
The first one is Mum's table runner. I have only quilted in the ditch so far, but I have told her when my FMQ improves I will do some detailing. The binding wasn't the best. This is only the 2nd thing I have bound, and I know how to perfect if for next time.
The next one is a travel/make-up bag I made for my teacher Michelle Marvig, who sadly closed her shop and finished her classes in December. It is made from the fabric she designed and is laminate!!. Turned out so well I made one for myself. Michelle said she could even use it to carry around some handsewing.
The third one is a little gift I made for my friend Carolynne, who is going to quilt my quilt on her long arm machine for me. I know she doesn't like my choices of bright colours so I made her a nice Burgandy Pear Pin Cushion (pattern by Heather Bailey). I love it so I will definately be making some bright ones for me. There is also an apple one.... I am envisioning a fabric fruit bowl full of bright fabric fruit pin cushions !!!
So if you have been reading my blog you know that I have taken a pledge to do the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge (see button on left). The first challenge was posted and it is a leaf design.
Last year I did a few classes of FMQ with Debra Louie, so I got out my practice sandwiches and started to have a go. I used the BSR function, because I couldn't quite get the stitches right without it. Anyway practice, practice, practice. Here are some shots of my practice
So I did some stippling. I am really happy with the outcome. Here she is