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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Free Motion Quilt Challenge 2012


My first post for the New Year is my sample of the new Free Motion Quilt Challenge 2012

Our First Month's challenge is from Frances Moore

The top.
I have used a Silk YLI thread in the top and a varigatedAurifil 50 in the bobbin. 
The needle is a gold Schmetz Stick Nadel
Embroidery neede 75/11
I had no trouble with the thread,

This is the reverse side - and I di however have an incorrect tension - which I should have tried out more than I did
I am using my Nessie - a Bernina 820 DSM

This is some drawings I did of the design in my sketch book I keep all my designs in.
The top desings here was some practise I was doing for my last quilt - the Labyrinth quilt.

Below is a photos of our family Christmas Dinner , which was held at my Younger DD house on the 25th. It was really wonderful to haveus all together :)

I think there were 19 of us.  The only ones missing were our eldest Grandson and his partner. 
It was a very happy time for us all.

Then we went back to our eldest sons house and had another lovely meal.
A great Christmas all round!



Marie-José H said...

I love your FMQ. I'm practising now and slowly I'm improving. I made my first feathers but I draw the lines on the borders. Now it has to improve to FMQ. I also use a Bernina but an old one.

Anonymous said...

Nice leaves, Joan! I think I like the back as much as the front ;-)

I've yet to do mine -- perhaps this weekend?


Unknown said...

Happy new year to you Joan
I'll be joining in the challenge this year, so here's hoping I improve FMQ wise
Your quilting is great, can't wait to see more

Janet said...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful family Christmas Joan.The FMQ practice piece looks great and I'm glad you put in the info on the needle etc. Happy New Year.

Deanna said...

What a lovely family get-together. It seems strange to see shorts and t-shirts on a holiday when we are usually playing in the snow.

Quilter Kathy said...

I am hoping to join in on this challenge...your quilting looks fabulous!