Note: I'm still moving things and setting up this new blog.
Well, the stars had Leah Day start a blog last year where she challenged herself to creating and posting a new free motion machine quilting pattern each day for a year....
I happen to find the blog earlier this year - and had the link ready to refer to when I was finally at a spot where I wanted to finish a quilt. I didn't want to pay someone else to do it - I wanted to do it all.
An so I did. I finished two charity quilts made for Quilts for Kids using the techniques Leah discusses on her blog. The first finished quilt I used a different pattern (picked at random from her blog) for each color in the quilt. The second quilt I wanted to be more organized so I started a little challenge to myself to do the beginning patterns from her blog in a different 5 inch block in the quilt. So I did the first 15 designs - writing notes after viewing the videos, referring to the workbook I got from her site, and after completing the block. I'm hoping the notes will help me next time I use the design.
Whenever there is a photo, double click to see the enlarged view.
To see my posts regarding all my attempts at free motion quilting, here is the link to see with most recent post first:
http://quiltquest.blogspot.com/search/label/Free Motion Quilting
To see posts about my progress in Leah Day's Quilt Along Wednesdays at the Free Motion Quilting Project: http://quiltquest.blogspot.com/search/label/Leah2012
To see posts about my progress in Laura's FMQAYGQAL: http://quiltquest.blogspot.com/search/label/FMQAYGQAL
To actually have two quilts under my belt is really fabulous. Now I am going to put together some of my BlockLotto winnings in a quilt with alternating plain blocks so I can continue on my journey of doing the beginning designs created by Leah!
Here is a link to the blog that inspires me: http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/