Thursday, December 20, 2012

December FMQ

Sadly, December is the last month for the Free Motion Quilting Challenge. The main tutorial this month was by Patsy Thompson. However, it seemed too involved for me to actually do this month. I've been so busy between work and shopping. I'm sure you can all understand what I'm talking about! I'm hoping I can get to it sometime in the future where I can give it the time it deserves.

Teri Lucas had a bonus tutorial using Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 Software. I didn't want to buy the software until I had tried out the sample Teri had supplied. I copied the image at work where we only have black ink. You could actually copy the image onto fabric and quilt around the image. It would have looked like this.


Since my copy was in printed in black ink only, I used a light box to trace the feathered star. I quilted using 50 weight 100% cotton by Robison-Anton. As you can see, it was a pink variegated thread.

I really love the result! I'm going to bind it and machine quilt the background. I think it will look nice on one of my coffee tables. 

The FMQ Challenge is over! My next blog post will recap the monthly tutorials so all 12 of my pieces will be in one place. This may take a while!


  1. Very nice! This design will make great mug rugs, or little table toppers. I did print mine on fabric in color, and all that pigment/ink really stiffens the fabric. Machine really knocks while quilting thru it and the stiff fabric doesn't allow it to have any puffy texture. But still pretty. Are you going to make a set of these?

    1. I was thinking of making a few more. I'm sort of glad I didn't use ink on mine. I don't like them stiff. I did like that software. I'm going to look into it! Maybe an after Christmas gift!

  2. Great job, Rosemary!!! I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas! I have everything ready and now just sitting back relaxing.


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