Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Free-Motion Quilting Challenge/secret revealed
!Insights From SewCalGal. She showed us how to stitch a great design called Jester's hat. She also offered a second variation to give a Fleur de Lis look. Both designs were fairly easy to create. But I did have placement problems. I quilted myself in more than a few times. I tried to use Leah Day's quilting in rows method. Either it won't work for this design, or I need Leah to show me how to make it work:/.
Even with my problems, I love how both designs turned out. Just when I was thinking, how can any of our experts possibly come up with a new design, I was pleasantly surprised with this one:)
OK here is the big secret revealed!!! This is one of the reasons I have been late on my homework for weeks on the Quilt Along Wednesday's. I have been dying to share;)
from blank pages... is hosting the Friendship Quilts Blog Hop. She asked little ole me with only 69 followers to be a part of it! When she asked, I thought what a great idea! As I have been going through this, I have changed my opinion to what an AWESOME idea!!
Here is how it works. Think 80's. think friendship bracelets. Think about who is your BFF! Now make a quilt, mug rug, wall hanging, purse, or whatever your heart desires based on your favorite friendship bracelet design. But check out the list of Awesome bloggers first and get some awesome inspiration!!!!
You can find out about all of the details about the friendship Blog Hop HERE. Grab a button while you are there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3: Friendship Quilts Kick Off! at from blank pages..., THAT'S DIANE!
4: Diane of from blank pages..., Diane again, She'll share her project and a tutorial first
5: Whitney of The Peacock Tree
6: January T of Sew Sew Go
7: Melinda of Quirky Granola Girl
10: Courtney of Mon Petit Lyons
11: Jill of Made with Moxie
12: Danielle of Fresh off the Spool
13: Kelsey of Kelsey Sews
14: Kristy of Quiet Play
17: Marika of Live, Laugh, Love... Sew
18: Karen of Sew Well Maid
19: Rachael of imagine gnats
20: Katie of There & Back
21: Lori of Lori H. Designs
- LINKY FOR YOUR PROJECTS OPENS
24: A SURPRISE LINKY PARTY OPENS!!! (You do NOT want to miss this one!)
28: Link up closes for projects
30: Suprise Linky closes
October 1st: at from blank pages... Judges Picks announced, Random drawing for the rest of the prizes,
NOW, get your wheels spinning and use those great Free-Motion Quilting skills you have been developing. I know you all will make an awesome Friendship Quilt. And tell your friends. Maybe they will make YOU one :)))))))))))