Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sew Cal Gal FMQ Challenge for December

I have had so much fun this year with Sew Cal Gal's FMQ challenge. December is no exception. Patsy Thompson gave a great tutorial on borders and feathers. As a matter of fact, it was all those borders that were the inspiration for my latest quilt, Koi Pond. I didn't have time to quilt that quilt, so I decided to make a coordinating pillow to use as my assignment this month.
Pond Pillow

I really love the bright colors and the stitching just seems to set it all off. I've done feathers before, but never like these. I love how they fill the whole border. I used three different threads. Orange Isacord for the center, a varigated green King Tut for the spirals and feathers and a orangy-red polyester for the outer border.

The fabric on the back isn't really pretty. It was just some fabric I had in my stash, since it will be on the inside of the pillow. Thank you Patsy Thompson for a great tutorial.

I'm linking up with Sew Cal Gal for December's FMQ Challenge.

Color Me Quilty!



  1. Wow... your quilting is gorgeous! How fun.

  2. Another great post! Thanks for the link to the Patsy Thompson video. Very inspirational. I am impressed with your FMQ progress this year.