Friday, August 19, 2016

The Ultimate Free Motion Quilting Challenge ~ Summer 2016

Thank you QuiltShopGal for this wonderful FMQ challenge:
Linky Party # 2 Doodle/Sketching with theUltimate Stencil Collection and        the Ultimate Background Collection designed by Cindy Needham

Here are some sketches and practice using some background stencils.

Here is the sketch I drew before attempting to quilt the linen I had already added trapunto to.
I used the circle stencil to get a good size and shape for the corner heart design.
The corner hearts and half hearts along the edge are from a MQU article by Sue Heinz.
I used the 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch background grids for the orange peel doodles. I used the clam shell Papa background stencil for the Baptist fans.
I must say I love using these stencils for this quilt I'm working on.
I can't wait to share the finished quilt:)

Friday, August 12, 2016

Quilt sold for Friends of Feral Felines

Sew Purrfectly Pieced Kit by Bonnie Sullivan.
I added the blue flannel and FMQ the quilt.
I showed the quilt this weekend at my guild's quilt show .
(Ladies of the Lakes in Wolfboro, NH)
The tag on the quilt said it was for sale and that the
charity is the Friends of Feral Felines of Maine.
I am so excited that it sold for the asking price of $250.00.

Monday, August 1, 2016

July Finish

Here's my July finish. It's the Silo Barn Quilt from
Lori Kennedy's book Vintage Farm Girl.
I used 6" animal squares in the 18" silo barn blocks.
I like the animals peeking out of the barn doors.
I had fun FMQ this one. I like the silos, the wooden barns
and the bead board and feathers on the outer border.
Next month I'll finish my Leah Day Hearts and Feathers Wholecloth.