It's now 2015, Sew Cal Gal has become Darlene at Quilt Shop Gal, she has a new FMQ Challenge, and this one is really going to be fun! If you are a beginner like I was in 2012, this is a great opportunity to learn FMQ. For me, I'm not an expert yet, so I really look forward to learning more techniques and new patterns and getting lots more practice! There will be a new challenge each month with guest instructors/experts to guide the challenges, just as there were in 2012. Hooray!
Let the Challenge Begin!
For the January challenge, we are making a heart-themed pillow with three options:
1. Using patterns from Molly Hanson's book "Free Motion Quilting for Beginners", make a pillow using her FMQ motifs.
2. Make and quilt a pillow using Francis Moore's swirl in a heart motif.
3. Make and quilt a pillow using Lu Ann Kessi's heart motif filled with feathers.
I tried to combine all three options in my entry.
|Ready to quilt.|
|Cenral Heart - Lu Ann Kessi's motif|
|Radiating lines - Cindy Needham Craftsy Class|
|Paisley motif - Molly Hanson's motif|
|Combination: Loop with words Molly Hanson's|
& heart with swirl - Francis Moore's motif
Once the pillow top was quilted, I needed to make a pillow of it. I used the directions in Molly Hanson's book to make my black and white heart themed pillow form with black binding.