The September Free Motion Quilt Challenge at SewCalGal is a tutorial from the guest expert, Paula Reid. I feel a bit of an affinity for Paula since she lives in Palmdale, CA. Hubby and I have family living in this area, and we both graduated from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, CA.
Paula’s tutorial has us practicing our free motion quilting with a stencil. I drew the design onto my fabric with a blue marker and the use of a light table.
I used a 12 weight Aurifil to quilt the stencil. I needed a larger needle and couldn’t find a Schmetz denim sharp (my needle of choice) in the size I wanted. So…I used a Schmetz leather 100/18. I know! But I was desperate!
I could hear Tim Gunn, “Make it work!”
I think this might look nicer if the the thread colors were reversed, but, in any case, this will make a lovely pillow someday.