Thursday, December 27, 2012

December FMQ Challenge

The December FMQ expert is Patsy Thompson and she shared ideas and methods for designing FMQ borders, as well as showing how to stitch a gorgeous feather border. I followed instructions and sketched:

Then I prepared a sample quilt sandwich for stitching, marking a border area with my black Frixion pen and the center lines with my orange Frixion pen.

As I was watching her video, I made a momentous discovery: she stitched her feathers upside-down from how I had been trying to stitch mine! I turned my fabric around and gave it a try, and I was amazed at how much better my feather-petals looked!

I continued stitching as instructed, and I am so pleased at my feather border!

GREAT instruction and demonstration!

I even added some of the "hyper-quilting" to see how it would look.

An amazing lesson to wrap up the year!


Anonymous said...

Your feathers are gorgeous! I did not notice that she worked them "upside down"-great tip and observation. Funny how the smallest things help.

Quilting Babcia said...

Your feathers are wonderful! Like you, this was the first time I stitched feathers 'upside-down' and it was fun! Great job!

Carrie P. said...

great job! I just finished my Dec. challenge this afternoon. Now to work on my posts.