machine quilting

December FMQ Challenge

Wow.  I can hardly believe that it’s halfway through December already.  I am pleased to say that I actually completed each month’s challenge for the 2012 free-motion quilting challenge hosted by SewCalGal.  I have learned so much and tried a lot of new things with the challenge this year.  December’s expert was Patsy Thompson, and she gave a great lesson for doing borders.  I now have many great ideas, and want to put more borders on my quilts just so I can use them.  In my sample piece, I just drew lines on for fake borders rather than piecing them.


My skills have come a long way this year.  This piece is also better because I used a fine thread rather than regular sewing thread.  My skills are getting to the point that it makes a difference to use better materials.





The outer border is 1 1/2″ wide, and the inner border is 1/2″ wide.  That gives you an idea of the scale I was working on.  I’m excited to keep practicing, and hope to finish at least one bonus challenge.



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