Thursday, March 22, 2012


I am doing the QAYG FMQ QAL with Laura at Quokka Quilts. I am not making a quilt but I am practicing each design. The last two weeks have been tough - first the flu and then my FIL is gravely ill - so I haven't had much quilting time. So I've tried each design but there was very little practicing!

I drew the rosebud until I thought it looked like a rosebud - maybe my mind just decided it did!

And then I quilted! This one is rather close.

Next was the spiral tree. I really like the looks of this (not meaning mine!) but my spirals always leave a little to be desired!

Then McTavishing - oh wow! I love the look of McTavishing! Maybe not mine though - at least not yet! I quilted a rose in the middle because I didn't have anything that I could quilt around. Then I tried the McTavishing. My machine is not cooperating very well.

So another try - I just filled the area and this was better.

I was able to get to a quilt show for about an hour the other day. I really investigated the machine quilting - maybe some of mine isn't too bad after all! Oh, I was also able to try a Gammill longarm with a regulated stitch - that was incredible. Now if I just had an extra $10,000!


  1. Jeanne, Oh my!! Your McTavishing is awesome!!!! I haven't ventured that direction....yet! So many ideas/so little time (or is it energy?!?)! Hope to get a QOV cut out tomorrow. Am planning on larger white spaces to use part of Leah's whole cloth quilting pattern. I seem to be 1 project behind these days and am trying to double up....back to "jumping in with both feet" again. Hugs, Doreen

  2. Jeanne, yay, your FMQ is looking good! Keep it up!

  3. Your rosebud looks more rosebuddy than mine did! Mine looked X rated! Well done on the McTavishing too!



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