Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January Free Motion Quilting Challenge - Leaves

I took the free motion quilting challenge, which for January was "leaves".  I used variagated thread and put them in the place I thought they would be most appropriate on my AAQI quilt - the treetop.  8)

Frances Moore's leaf tutorial was excellent.  I played a bit with a practise quilt sandwich, then let loose on the real thing.  This is going to be an apple tree; I've already bought the red beads.  I enjoyed taking one of the dots on the tree trunk and turning it into a knot.  My free-motion quilting is never perfect, but I'm pleased with these results.  Now I just have to finish the rest of the quilt.

9 comments:

Janet said...

Your leaves look nice on the tree. Very cute mini quilt.

Terry said...

Love your leaves:) I really need to learn free motion quilting...just don't know where to begin. I guess a good start would be with a book or class, huh...LOL Anyway your work is beautiful. Keep inspiring me:)
Hugs

Katie said...

Terry - the first place to start is to just get a darning foot for your machine! It's all downhill from there!
Great job on the leaves !!

Barb said...

Yours looks wonderful.....

Elly D said...

Your leaves look really good! This is something I need to get to grips with some day. :) Elly

Lv2sew2011 said...

Cute little quilt, love the leaves on the tree!

Katie said...

You've won the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD!! Congratulations! LOL
http://katiesquiltsandcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-quilter.html

Nana said...

I like your quilting alot, I am learning it myself right now and hope to become good one day.

Nana

Rebecca Grace said...

I love how you quilted your leaves into an actual tree! I'm, what, 9 months behind with this January challenge, but I didn't find out about it until June.