Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February 2012 FMQ Challenge

This month's FMQ Expert is Diane Gaudynski! I was so excited to see her tutorial. I've practiced machine quilting feathers before while tracing the feathers. This time I was determined to try and do it with out tracing , not that it's a bad thing, it was just a goal I had. I practiced on paper first and tried a couple of times.

My first try:

2nd try: On this try I used a silver color thread then switched to a purple thread that matched the fabric.

Last try:

I think my problem was that I needed to slow down and take breaks to figure out what I wanted to do next. I saw a definite improvement as I kept trying. I still need lots more practice on my feathers and my echo quilting. I'm loving this challenge!

Happy quilting,


  1. Hello Dara, Lovely feathers, very well done!

  2. Wow! Those feathers are impressive.

  3. Your feathers look AWESOME! Thats my next one to tackle. I'm taking a "break" tonight, since my thread break problems!

    1. Thanks! I read about your thread problems on your blog yesterday, I hope you can find/fix the problem soon.


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