Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May FMQ Challenge 2012 results

Leah Day is the May guest FMQ featured this month at - come on over to see how everyone's work is progressing!

Personally, straight line quilting was very challenging for me - how did you do?  I like the 'train track' look, though!

Angela Walter's is releasing a new free motion quilting book on July 16th, 2012 and she will be our 2012 July Challenge expert!  Here's a 'sneak peek review' of her upcoming book for you!

When I'm recooperating from minor surgery at the end of May, it will be nice to play checkers with my family members on the scrappy quilt I created this week - my ten-year-old DS and I chose brown and ivory buttons to play with from great-grandma's button stash:

And here's the almost finished product (binding tomorrow!)

I added the hearts/leaves from January in the scrappy 3.5" border and the feathers from February in the outside border for another chance to improve.

Hope you're finding the time to participate in SewCalGal's FMQ Challenge 2012 - the prizes being given away look really wonderful!  

Happy Sewing to all,


  1. Very nice! I like the checkers idea too!

  2. Hi Mary Ann, Your checkerboard scrap quilt is beautiful. I love the way you filled the red border with the rail way tracks. Yes, I found fmq straight lines while the curvy line difficult, but it is also excellent practice at sewing straight lines while fmq. Hope all goes well with your surgery. Your family should cater to your every whim and spoil you rotten.

  3. Great job. The designs from the challenge this month really look great on your checkerboard quilt.


  4. Very clever to make the checkerboard with your practice piece. The stitching looks good!


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