Free Motion Quilt Challenge Summary

Thank you so much to SewCalGal and her talented and generous free motion quilting teachers!  I have enjoyed a year’s worth of practice and growth since joining the Free Motion Quilt Challenge.  Each month, in 2012, a new challenge was presented.

In summary:

January

FMQ January Spiral Leaves

Frances Moore  gave us a fun leaf design to practice free motion quilting.  She also gave us a video to view.  You can see this post here.

February

 First Feather Front

One of my favorite experts, Diane Gaudynski, taught feathers this month.  What a treat!  You can see this post here.

March

Flower Meandering

Ann Fahl,  suggested keeping a binder/journal of free motion quilting ideas.  She also suggested learning meandering patterns other than stippling.  You can see this post here.

April

Front Quilted

Don Linn created a video tutorial for April.  He showed a great transfer method for quilt designs!  He also described an easy way to come up with quilting designs.  You can see this post here.

May

DoubleStipple

This month’s free motion quilt expert was the generous Leah DayLeah gave two assignments…a Double Stipple and Railroad Tracks.  You can see this post here.

June

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The June Free Motion Quilting Challenge was a tutorial by Cindy NeedhamCindy gave us so much useful information and lots of practice!  I loved this month!  Cindy suggested the ‘divide and conquer’ method.  You can see this post here.

July

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Angela Walters,  Quilting Is My Therapytaught how to section off the work and then fill in the sections.  She calls this quilting design Tiles.  You can see this post here.

August

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The August Free Motion Quilt Challenge was a tutorial from Wendy Sheppard.   You can find her blog at Ivory SpringWendy shared her “Jester” free motion quilting design for this challenge.  You can see this post here.

September

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The September Free Motion Quilt Challenge was a tutorial Paula Reid.   Paula’s tutorial had us practice with a stencil.  You can see this post here.

October

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Teri Lucas had us begin this month’s tutorial by drawing our names and designs on paper.  We branched out from there.  You can see this post here.

November

Trapunto added for Texture

Trapunto added for Texture

Sarah Vedeler had us practicing spiral variations; lots of fun!  You can see that post here.

December

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Patsy Thompson shared border design and quilting tips.  She created a terrific video to demonstrate her tips.  I loved this month!  You can see that post here.

Linda Moran, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Diane Loomis and Teri Lucas all provided  bonus challenges.  I look forward to doing those after the holidays.  What a wonderful year of quilting!

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5 responses to “Free Motion Quilt Challenge Summary

  1. Wow, you’ve had a great year of FMQ! I especially love your October pumpkins, and of course your new December piece – beautifully done!

  2. Fantastic Laura, brilliant pieces of work. I too have learned so much this year and am sad to see it all end, mind you we are going to carry on in 2013 with other stuff, are you with us????

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