"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April FMQ Challenge

This month we were shown Don Linn's method of transferring quilt designs to fabric that I found unique and helpful.  At first I thought it seemed like alot of work, but when I utilized the method I found that it is easy.  I like it very much.  You can get the how-to here:  http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-2012-fmq-challenge-tutorial-by.html

We used tulle and a permanent marker to copy the design and then transfer it to the fabric.

The nice thing is that the tulle can be saved and used again. 
Now, when I did the sewing on this beautiful design, things didn't go as nicely.
I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever get good at this.  One of the problems I have is that when I'm sewing forward or towards me I can see and follow the lines easily, but when I sew away from me or sideways, I can't seem to follow the lines. 

I won a fat quarter bundle during SewCalGal's Golden Quilter Awards event.  http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/   It is the first bundle I've ever had and boy, do I love it.  It's a Darlene Zimmerman's Sweet Pickins bundle from Robert Kaufman fabrics.  It's very much 1930's type fabric.  Jackie of Canton Village Quilt Works donated the bundle.  http://www.cvquiltworks.com Thank you to Jackie and to SewCalGal. 

I have more quilts from MQX East to show.  I was so happy to see this booth.  I have the fabric to make a QOV for a family member and I hope to get it done soon.  I have SewCalGal to thank for introducing me to this organization because of her event last year. 

God Bless You.


BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great job! Looks like you already know how to quilt.

Barb said...

I am so behind on the FMQ challenge but will have to get over there....I love yours!

Soggibottom said...

Just want you to know I look and am still here ... Beautiful post dear friend........... x x x