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Friday, November 23, 2012

Free Motion Quilt Challenge 2012

I have completed the Bonus challenge by 
Diane Loomis and I have had lots of fun doing this.
Thank you Diane for you great tutorial for this Bonus project
and also again - to SewCalGal
 for putting this Challenge together for us all.

The inspiration for this piece has come from Cindy Needham - whose books I have collected and am now taking a class online with her.  Wonderful to be able to do this.
Cindy has also been one of our Tutors in the Free Motion Qilt Challenge 2012 and her section on SewCalGal's blog can be found here

 I have used a wool for the trapunto, and a wool batting and A cotton backing I think I should have used a cotton batting for the whole  as the Diane Shiko section was a bit puffy... did think of doing something in the middle of each one...but left it for a reminder to myself.
I used a 2.75 tension on my 820 machine, YLI 100 silk thread on the top and Aurifil in the bobbin.  I used a Top-line 80 needle and had no trouble with all these.
And took lots of  pictures.....    
I also used a washable thread for the trapunto - and that did give me grief.  I need to try the Superior one I think.if I do any more.

 My trademark ladybug hiding a small rust stain

I used a pale avacado silk for the trapunto sections and a soft pinky-brown for the rest - White thread on the back
 That's it - all finished.
Great to actually have something completed!

Thank you again to SewCalGal for holding the Challenge - and to Diane Loomis for the tutorial.  I have always wondered about how to do Trapunto.


jan said...

Hi Joan, I have just viewed each and every photo and as they went along my mouth dropped open more and more to the floor, Hubby also thinks this is absolutely stunning girl. Well done, and I can see you have utitilised lots of the challenges in this piece. AMAZING. FANTASTIC. I love it. jan x

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Joan -- thank you for all of the photos! My goodness you've done a fantastic job! You've created an heirloom and I just love the ladybug!

Thanks for continuing to inspire us with your beautiful work!


Quilting Babcia said...

A stunningly beautiful piece Joan! Your work is such an inspiration. Wonderful photography as well!

What Comes Next? said...

just beautiful Joan - your work is always so incredible - this is no exception.

Quilter said...

What can I add? Just stunning.

Raewyn said...

It is beautiful Joan - and very inspiring!! Good on you finishing the spirals (prev.post) too - I'm yet to start them.

Joanne said...

Looks amazing!

SewCalGal said...

What a beautiful piece Joan. This is definitely going to be an heirloom that will be treasured for many generations to come. And, I love your trademark ladybug on this piece too! Great job.

Be sure to add a link on the post for this bonus tutorial.


Linda and Michelle said...

Just gorgeous!!! I love each of the detail shots - really great quilting!
It's a wonderful piece.

Martha said...

Beautiful quilting Joan!!! What a gorgeous piece :^)

Eileen said...

That is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

M and M plus 3 said...

Joan, it's drop dead gorgeous!! I've been thinking of signing up for Cindy's class. Thanks for the feedback.

Rebecca Grace said...

This is GORGEOUS, Joan! How did I miss this bonus tutorial on trapunto?! I have to go find it RIGHT NOW...

Liz said...

Absolutely beautiful work (as always). I think I need lessons on time management :-)

Can't Stop Stitchin said...

Joan, as always, so beautiful and inspiring work! What a treat it has been to watch you create your works in the challenge in 2012.