Monday, July 2, 2012

SewCalGal 2012 FMQ Challenge Results for July

As part of the Creative Troupe for C&T Publishing, I was fortunate enough to preview a copy of the long-awaited Angela Walter's book on free motion quilting for modern quilts.  Here is my review:

Review By: Mary Ann Crow,   Creative Troupe - May 26, 2012
Having studied free motion quilting (fmq) for the past two and a half years, I am very impressed with the seemingly young-looking Angela Walters' work.  She began with traditional fmq using a long-arm, but these modern techniques apply also to home sewing machines.  This book will get you ready to quilt the modern way!  To me, the Pfaff company's designs look so beautifully modern and they appeal to me greatly, but having had only the chance to study traditional machine quilting before, I felt overwhelmed.  Ms. Walter's book, however, divided into three sections will motivate, instruct and inspire you to branch out into the new world of modern quilting.  Through the use of many color photos, you will see how her designs can work for wonky, strip, square and quilts with negative space.  Her blog is  Her new book is a very interesting and worth-while addition to the quilting world!  Mary Ann @

When SewCalGal announced that Angela Walter's would be the July FMQ Expert, I was absolutely thrilled and since I have another minot surgery on July 3rd and then again possibly later in the month, I decided that now is better than later, so here are my's sew nice to have something positive to focus on this summer - thanks, SewCalGal!

1st practice piece with Hobb's Heirloom 100% cotton batting without scrim:

A piece I created from large rectangles of bright fabrics just waiting for some modern quilting inspired by Angela Walters:

I really like how this turned out - I fmq'd in each different rectangle with simple lines for the white and figure eight's for the colored rectangles.

To little 'ol me from MARY FONS!!!
I have to share...come on, I could spend a lifetime using all this...
register for the July Fourth, 2012 drawing over HERE.  Five chances to win!!

Good luck and Happy FMQing!



  1. very nice Mary are quick!!!! good luck with your surgeries.

  2. You did a great job Mary Ann. I hope your surgeries go well and you feel 100% better very soon.


    1. Thank you - I appreciate your kind comments!!

  3. I love it!! Hope you recover quickly!!


  4. I love your rectangles quilt! I have serious envy of your ability to quilt such lovely straight lines, too! Good luck with your surgery.

  5. Gosh, I'm blushing ;-) Thank you!! Keep on practicing and study Angela Walter's new book - it's really inspirational, Rebecca!

  6. wow, you are already busy on your FMQ practice. good for you.

    1. No better time than the present is my motto :-)


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