Saturday, April 21, 2012

April FMQ Challenge

This month Mr Quilt, Don Linn, was the April expert on SewCalGal's 2012 Freemotion Quilting Challenge.  He demonstrated an interesting method for transferring your quilting design. After being somewhat stumped by my lack of an embroidery hoop, and scratching my head around what I would do as an alternative, Sue made a very timely post - thank you Sue!  I found a design I liked in my Karen McTavish Custom Curves book, enlarged, and mirrored it and using one of my embroidery machine hoops - Sue's excellent idea, I transferred it to netting, then to my runner, and got it quilted today.
on the netting
traced onto the netting, ready to transfer
transferred, ready to quilt
April FMQ challenge
While I don't often transfer a design to my quilt tops, I do like how this one came out, and will be using this method again - at least 3 more times on this runner, for sure!


Raewyn said...

It's interesting to see every-one's reports on this method. The design you have used is beautiful - great choice, great stitching.

Tammy said...

Hi again Janet, Your design fits perfectly in your space. It is beautiful. Bravo.. well done!

Sue Daurio said...

Wow that is gorgeous!! You're making want to give this another try :)

KrisR said...

Beautiful. I'm with Sue.....makes me want to try the process again. Thanks!

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Barb and Sharon said...

Tammy, thanks for the nice comment. I love your design. It is so detailed. Very nice!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

This quilted design turned out fabulously well!!! You must be very pleased!