The new blog is here http://quiltshopgal.com/category/2015-free-motion-quilting-challenge/.
This is one of the best ways to try new adventures with your machine quilting. Most of you know that I am a long time hand quilter trying my hand at FMQ. This time around, we were given 3 options that we could use. I decided to use 2 of them in the one pillow.
I used the method that France's Moore showed us in the 2012 challenge.....
I wish I had thought to take pictures during the process, but you know me...I didnt...lol.
So...here is my version of this heart pillow.
Now, if I were to do this again...I would take more time and fill the background in more densely.
But you know what I did??? I sat down to get a start ,ok?? Lol. I traced the heart outline...then stitched it. then I drew the spines freehand...stitched and couldn't stop! Every few minutes I said to myself....just a little more. Well, we all know what happened to that idea, eh. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The feathers are completely freehand...no tracing.
My quilting is far from perfect, but I am so very happy with this.
So, please follow the link above an see the many version of this pillow this month.