Friday, January 23, 2015

FMQ Challenge 2015 - January

The 2015 Free Motion Quilting Challenge is being hosted by Darlene at QuiltShopGal. I participated in the 2012 Challenge but then life sort of got in the way. I am excited to be doing this again! 

We are making pillows this year. For January, we have three choices of free motion quilting designs. Of course we could do all three. I chose to do the feathered heart. I don't have a lot of Valentine decor so I chose to do a red pillow. I couched white cording around the heart after I finished the quilting.

I haven't done a lot of free motion stitching lately and I NEED practice so I used red thread - I didn't want to show off my stitching too much!  

After drawing a heart, I drew a bunch of question marks to use as a stem for my feathers. I practiced on my sketch pad a few times; then I did my stitching. 

This is the first time I have actually done a feathered anything. With inspiration and the tutorial from LuAnn Kessi, it turned out pretty good. I love learning new things! 


  1. dropping in from the fmq linky party... great result with your heart... and of course it is great tohave a new cushion cover...

  2. That looks great. First time feathers? did a really good job. Be careful, they are extraordinarily addictive.

  3. Your pillow is beautiful! I love the white cording. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog!

  4. Your pillow is beautiful, it is hard to believe this is your first time doing feathers!!

  5. Your quilting and pillow are beautiful!! Well done!

  6. Well done. I love the cording!

  7. Wow, that looks great and will make a lovely Valentine decorations.



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