I can quilt a wood grain…..who knew!!!
I have joined the “Flora and Foliage” Free-Motion-Quilting Challenge presented by Angela Walters. Be sure to check it out if you are interested!!
You can use ANY fabric for the challenge but she is selling a fun piece that is designed specially for the challenge……
Doesn’t this look like fun!!!!
I basted it using Hobbs Fusible batting, but didn’t feel that it stuck very well so added a few pins along the edge and in the middle to hold it a bit better.
I watched her video about how to quilt the design, tried it on a practice piece….
…and with MUCH trepidation…..
…took those first few stitches!!
Since this design was running the entire length of the quilt, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep it straight so I added a few “wash-out” marks to guide me on the first column….
I found it to be fairly easy to quilt…..
….but I did have to concentrate on the design or I would veer off someplace that I DID NOT want to be!!
I had a great time, until I ran out of thread…..
I am looking forward to finishing this section when a new spool is acquired!!!
It was a lot of quilting and wasn’t particularly FAST to do, but I feel like I have a good handle on this design and wouldn’t be afraid to try it on another quilt. After all….that is what the challenge is all about!!!
I am also starting to write and video my own “MOVE IT”….free-motion-quilting challenge. Keep watching this space for more information before the month is over!!!