Here are my practice pieces for the month of January:
|first practice piece|
Frances showed us a variation on this leafy design which incorporated a swirl - I really liked the look of this one as well, and just happened to have another baby quilt needing something in a border - perfect!
Thank you Frances! Now, to get all set for Diane Gaudynski and her feather plumes!
Today, taking a cue from Leah Day's Free Motion quilt a long, I decided to practice my straight line free motion quilting - no matter how many swirls and feathers you do, you still need to be able to follow a line, and Stitch in the Ditch (SID), so I finished SID the squares on the loooooong runner, and did some straight line quilting, all FMQ. Definitely a slower go than quilting leaves and feathers, but I'm very happy with how it has come out. I used my hera marker to mark a guide line, and then used the side of the hopping foot to space my lines.
|SID & Straight line FMQ|