I can't believe the year is coming to an end. It seems we just started free motion quilting. I was so apprehensive at the beginning of the year. Anything new was rather scary. I just kept moving forward. I've become more comfortable at free motion quilting. I'm constantly trying to think of how I would quilt something as I piece my tops together. I would like to thank SewCal Gal as well as all the wonderful quilting teachers that donated their time to help us learn so much! Quilters are so generous in so many ways. The picture above just incorporates a few of the techniques I learned this year. There are swirls, pebbles and lines just in this small portion of a wall hanging I made. I'm so happy I'm able to choose from a few techniques. I was only able to stitch in the ditch and meander before I started this challenge.
Here is my year in review:
January featured Frances Moore who showed us how to quilt leaves. This pattern reminded me of ivy!
February featured Diane Gaudynski and her lovely (but difficult for me) feathers.
March featured Ann Fahl and her allover patterns of loops, flowers, stars and spirals.
April featured Don Linn who gave us a wonderful pattern with a new way of transferring patterns onto our fabric.
May featured the fabulous Leah Day who taught us railroad tracks.
June featured Cindy Needham who introduced us into using our quilt space to showcase different stitches to become a ZenTangle.
July featured Angela Walters who showed us how to quilt tiles and fill them with free motion quilting.
August featured Wendy Sheppard with her adorable (but hard) jester's hats.
September featured Paula Reid who gave us a lovely quilting design.
November featured Sarah Vedeler who had us try spirals. This was such great fun to quilt! Loved it!