Thursday, March 29, 2012

Time Marches on

Ann Fahl's instructions were basically a review of supplies and techniques, and suggestions on practicing free motion ideas on paper and on fabric using all-over patterns. So I used a favorite which combined a couple of her ideas, swirls and flowers. This block also used 100-wt YLI silk thread, like the one for February's design.

Swirling flower vine

FMQ for February - only a month late

I didn't get my act together to do my free-motion quilting project for February during that month, but I DID succeed in sitting down and quilting that block before the one for March. Thanks to Diane Gaudynski for wonderful directions and an inspiring design. And even more for suggesting using silk thread. My block was quilted with a natural colored 100-wt YLI silk in the top, regular cotton in the bobbin, and it quilts like a dream!

Feathered plume a la Diane Gaudynski