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Block of the Month 2012 Quilt

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BOM 2012 Quilt

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Free Motion Quilting a Sampler taught by Leah Day

Your unfinished quilt tops are calling you. Become the confident quilter you long to be with Leah Day and Free Motion Quilting a Sampler!

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabrics, Warm and Natural Batting, Isacord polyester thread (for quilting), cotton thread for piecing and stitching on the binding.

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What are you most proud of? I cannot believe how much knowledge I have gained! Up until now, all I did was meandering/stippling on my quilts last year. But it was getting old, and I desperately wanted to get better at doing new quilting designs. Well, who would have 'thunk' that' in under two years, I have gone from someone who knew NOTHING about quilting, to an accomplished intermediate (pushing mastering) quilter???!!! Yup, TOTALLY addicted now! Quilting is my Prozac! I don't need to take a pill (I never have, anyway); I have my quilting habit!!! :-)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I took my first free-motion quilting course in October 2011-Paula Reid's "Stuff and Fluff" two-day workshop. It put a bee in my bonnet. I determined to make a quilt for each of my grandchildren, but I only felt comfortable doing meandering/stippling throughout the entire quilts. I longed for the day when I would be comfortable-even good at-feathers, and pebbles, and many other elaborate quilting designs. Leah's course has helped me to become not just comfortable doing these designs, but downright competent! So, what I would like to share is, know that when you start new designs, they WON'T look beautiful! In fact, they might even look ugly! Mine did! But Leah has a calming influence over her students, and never stresses over imperfection, and it rubs off. In no time at all, my designs were piqued out and looking darn near as perfect as hers! EVEN my traveling back over previously stitched areas were staying on the previously stitched lines! WOW!!! Her training technique is GOLDEN!!!

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Finally finished it on Sunday, May 19, 2013!

05/22/2013 Flag

Congrats Linnee, what a beauty your quilt is and OMG look your at FMQ! Look at you go girl! Well done!

05/22/2013 Flag

LOL! Thank you, Pam! I can't believe how much I have learned about piecing and quilting in just over a year! I LOVE Craftsy! I am truly addicted! Who needs Prozac, when we have quilting??? Seriously, I don't remember the last time I got depressed! Okay, for a few days after putting our kitty to sleep on March 25th, but that's normal. And then, I just attacked my quilting! Well, it was a bit rough when the cat didn't jump up on my chair as I was quilting...and leaving a ton of hair behind...

05/22/2013 Flag

Oh Linnee sorry to hear about your fur baby... you will miss kittys helping paws. I know what you mean about Craftsy and quilting LOL... was there life before it all? Hugs from a fellow addict :-)

05/23/2013 Flag

Hi Pam! Thank you for the condolences. He was 14 years old, and literally fading fast; staggering, falling over, unable to eat, and finally, even giving him water by syringe wasn't helping. I shouldn't have procrastinated as long as I did. But as I see it, he has gone to be with his best friend at Rainbow Bridge; Rocky, my first Pomeranian. He followed us home as a starving kitty one night when we were walking Rocky, and wouldn't leave. He and Rocky hit it off immediately, and when Rocky died 6 1/2 years ago, Rascal went into a depression for six months. Wasn't until we came home with Pearl and Leah, Mom and baby Pomeranians, that Rascal came back to 'life'! He ran right up to Pearl, who looked very much like Rocky, but quickly realized that she wasn't Rocky. But Leah, in her 10-week-old exhuberance, bounded up to him, and those two hit it off. Leah LOVED to wash Rascal's face and ears, up to the point where Rascal would finally swat her as if to say, "Okay; ENOUGH"!!! But I'm not getting another cat anytime soon. Two Pomeranians and two parrots are plenty!

05/23/2013 Flag

Fantastic job. I guess I better get at mine.

05/23/2013 Flag

Your quilt is gorgeous! Nice job.

05/27/2013 Flag