Tuesday, March 4, 2014

McTavishing Practice with Amy

Amy's Free Motion Quilting Adventure
I'm going to take advantage of Amy's free motion McTavishing adventure this month.  Hopefully I'll end up with some designs I feel confident to add to my quilting repetoire.  It sure is fun and liberating to practice.

I like to use Angela Walters technique of breaking a large area into boxed shapes then adding the quilting. On the right I made a one sided feather and then added the rest.


  1. I think you're doing great! I found that McTavishing is helped by having a defined space around it just like you've done on the left. Thanks for linking up.

  2. Great job Laura !! PS Your loon quilt on your header is very pretty. Do you live where you can enjoy watching loons ?

  3. I think your McTavishing is looking great! Maybe it's just because it's mine, but I find fault with my swirls all the time. Yours look smooth.
    I'll have to get into this McTavishing Monday when I get settled.

  4. Love your sample! I feel the feather really adds a lot. I love Angela Walters' techniques. I use her books all the time.

  5. What a great idea to break it up into parts...You have done a great job.

  6. Great sample! Love those addition of swirls and feathers!
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  7. Looks great! I love your ice skate pillow down there too - so sweet! :)