Saturday, June 30, 2012

June's FMQ Challenge

I managed to get this month's free motion quilting done before the end of the month!! The month went fast!

I filled in an 8" x 16" rectangle on my sample quilt. I thought this month's challenge was wonderful, and Cindy Needham's tutorial was fabulous.

I started by marking a few lines with a Hera marker,

and then filled it in with all kinds of quilting.

Thanks to Sew Cal Gal and Cindy Needham!!

This past week has been taken up with installing a new patio, but luckily for me today was 30C/86F and too hot to work outside in the afternoon (the patio faces west and gets all the afternoon sun), so I was able to do some quilting.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


ANudge said...

Your practice piece is so beautiful, Joanne. Love it!

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful. And your FMQ Sampler is really looking amazing. Going to be an amazing quilt to show off your FMQ work. Love it.


Linda said...

Quilting looks really cool!!!!

Carrie P. said...

great job and great idea to use the hera marker.

Lucy said...

You are so good with machine quilting. WOW

Barb said...

Your quilting looks great!
I'm so inspired - I want to make a sample quilt too! Maybe I can use my FQ collection.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful work Sharon

Donna said...

Your quilting is beautiful!

Becky said...

Hey Joanne - My new Sapphire 875 just arrived! I am so excited. However, I have no idea what type of thread to purchase for this machine - nor was there anything recommended in the handbook. Anyway, I put in some regular sewing machine thread that I purchased locally, and the machine wouldn't tolerate it - the thread kept breaking. Can you recommend a good thread to use when machine quilting - I'm just learning to stipple! But, wow, am I having fun. Thanks for your help. This is all owing to you, you know! Your challenge last year really changed my quilting and sewing life! Thank you again. Becky at

Quilter Kathy said...

A great idea to mark the lines with the Hera!
Love your quilting!