Saturday, August 18, 2012

FMQ Challenge August


This month's Free Motion Challenge was taught to us by Wendy Sheppard. She blogs at Ivory Spring. She is an accomplished quilter. She taught us to quilt the jester's hat. I thought it was a very pretty pattern and felt it would be a great allover design for a quilt. Wendy made it seem so easy and free flowing. I had problems as soon as I tried to draw it! I'm not very artistic but it seemed hard to draw. I did get better at drawing the actual hat but then you had to travel with it! Here is an idea of my paper practice.

This is only some of the practice papers I kept hanging around the house. I tried doodling my hats at work also! I did get better at it but I feel there's room for improvement.  I'm glad I could fulfill the challenge this month and hope to continue my practicing!

I felt this picture was a little bit more of a close up. I really love the actual pattern. Many thanks to SewCal Gal and Wendy Sheppard for another awesome month of the Free-Motion Quilting Challenge!

19 comments:

  1. It's a great pattern for an allover, like you said. I love the name, too!

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    1. Thanks, Auntie Em! It's a fun pattern!

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  2. I think you have done great! This pattern is indeed great for an allover design on a quilt. I'm zero when it comes to drawing, but I believe if I had had the patience... practice makes perfect! :)

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    1. Thanks, Astrid! Practice is definitely the answer! It's a fun design but a bit hard to maneuver. Must keep at it!

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  3. A beautiful all over design and you've done a great job with the FMQ. Have a great weekend! =)

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  4. Hi Rosemary, Your jesters hats design is really cool. I love it. Bravo well done!

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! Not the easiest design but still fun!

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  5. Beautiful design! Isn't it fun!!

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  6. Great job Rosemary. Your hats are very nice and love the colour!!

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    1. Thanks! Have you tried it yet?? Can't wait to see yours. Your FMQ is always so wonderful!

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  7. I thought I practiced on paper a lot but it looks like you have me beat. It was a very tricky design. I hope next month is easier.
    You did a good job.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Carrie! I'm not completely happy with my sample but it's done! I couldn't even draw it on paper that well. Hoping next month is better too!

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  8. Looks very nice. Yes sometimes drawing on paper is a needed first step - I will be sure to do this!

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