Friday, May 7, 2010

FMQ and Contests

For today's Free Motion Quilting Challenge I worked on another star of the fruit table runner. I changed to Invisafil in the bobbin and a #60 needle and it worked much better. The white is Invisafil and the star is done in green YLI silk - both are 100 Wt thread.

I discovered that there are great quilting videos on Youtube. They all use longarm quilting machines, but the ideas can be translated to home sewing machines.
Karen McTavish show her McTavishing.
Dawn Cavenaugh (?) shows a nice background stitch.
JoAnn Hoffman show a different background filler - flowers.
There are lots more ideas for the FMQ challenge out there.

There are many great contest going on in Blogland.
Sheila is having a sweet Mother's Day contest. She has a great blog too, always something different.
Carmen from Honey Run Quilters is having a great give away of a jelly roll and a charm pack of Tweet Tweet by Keiki (for Moda)
Gudrun over a Gudrun's World is giving away a copy of her fabulous new book "Fast and Furious Holiday Quilting as You Go".

Lots of ways to waste time when I should be sewing - Oh well, my eyes need a break! Or at least that is what I tell myself!

Have a great day and thanks for dropping in!!


Cyndi said...

Joanne, you do the most beautiful work! I love looking at all the things you do.

It's 11:35 p.m. here and I just finished sewing - told myself the same thing you did - my eyes need a break. Well, I's time for bed! LOL!!



Joan said...

Hi Joanne...its after midnight here...and my back need a break too. Your blocks looking great...and of course your quilting. How big is this quilt...Sounds like you are doing well with your thread. Catch up tomorrow to see what else you have done...♥

GailM. said...

Thanks for the links for FMQ. It's good inspiration. I'm going to start my FMQ challenge on Monday. Nice to have a message from Joan. I'll have to go look at what everyone else is doing in FMQ.

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