Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Free Motion Quilting Project QAL Review

I have had so much fun this year quilting along with Leah Day. I've been gently pushed outside my comfort zone, which has actually just enlarged my comfort with FMQ. I have come to the conclusion that I quilt to get to the FMQ part, my favorite thing to do. Certainly over the past year, my quilting has improved, but the biggest difference is my willingness to try anything. So here is some highlights from this year.

The first week we started on stippling. A bit shaky. I also asked how to figure out how to quilt this storybook quilt.

We stippled and played with scale and shapes of independent design. That all led up to this great little whole cloth quilt.

Learned how to outline applique

Mid year I started feeling confident to try out more designs

Micro zippling and railroad tracks

We played with quilt painting

More courage gained to try out more modern motifs

Zen break quilting

Combining designs

Paisley with metallic thread

Pod quilting

This weeks variation of confetti hearts

Ending with Christmas presents for very special girls.

I've had a wonderful year of FMQ, I can't wait to see what Leah has in store for us next year. Linking up to the Free Motion Quilting Project for QAL Wednesday.

Free Motion Quilt Along

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  1. Wow you have done some wonderful and beautiful quilting this year.

  2. I really admire your quilting skills and would love to be half as good as you are in a years time!

  3. Congratulations! You really have achieved a lot this year. Well done!

  4. Your FMQ year has been an amazing journey. You should be very proudof the amazing work you have mastered.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  5. It is always fun to see what you have been up to. The recap was a walk down memory lane of all we accomplished this year. What is really impressive is all the fabulous "extras" you did along the way.

  6. What a great are so productive and your work is always first class.

  7. Having seen your work in person, I amazed at your FMQ talent. I clearly need to devote time to improving mine. I generally do "crazy, whatever" designs with no plan

  8. With patience and persistence, learning becomes mastering! Very nice review of your year of FMQ! I love your creativity and your quilt is fabulous!
    Pamelyn of

  9. The progress you made on FMQ in just one year!!! Congratulations!!