January's challenge on SewCalGal are leaves by
I began by practicing drawing heart-shaped leaves by hand
Here's the result with thread!
In the sun, the 90% silk batting practice square looks as luxurious to the touch as it feels
I purchased a complete set of batting quilting squares from Harriet Hargrave
and will use twelve for the SewCalGal 2012 Challenge
I cut muslin today and prepared all twelve month's worth in just a couple of minutes...easy to do with pre-cut batting squares from Harriet's! (They do all the work!)
I couldn't resist putting in a photo of my recently completed first twin-sized quilt for my daughter's high school graduation - I began it 18 months ago - does time fly!
If you would like to expand your machine quilting techniques, please join the 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge