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Procrastination III

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Procrastination III

Created in this Craftsy class

Design It, Quilt It: Free-Form Techniques taught by Cindy Needham

Pull out those unfinished objects! Cindy Needham will inspire you with stitching techniques to put gorgeous finishing touches on your work of art.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Casual, Romantic, Classic, Funky
Joanna Strohn on

What materials did you use? Muslin, silk batting, Superior Threads Bottom Line thread (top and bobbin); Japanese braiding thread, batik scraps

Joanna Strohn on

What are you most proud of? Doing something I never thought I would be able to accomplish. I don't like practice yet that is what most teachers of FMQ tell one to do. Ann Petersen turned practice into a project and, despite putting that project aside for months, got me to focus. That was the grounding I needed to go one with other Craftsy FMQ courses and finally fall in love with Cindy Needham's work. This is a practice piece but I really enjoy the end result!

Joanna Strohn on

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Play! Every one of the Craftsy courses on FMQ has a slightly different take on what to do. I learned different things in each course. Then I also learned from books, blogs, workshops I've taken and videos. This project was done with a hoop. I learned that talking to Sharon Schamber and absolutely hated it when I tried it (and that was several years ago). After watching some of her videos I tried it again. This entire project was done with the hoop. I love it! So don't be afraid to experiment and play. Don't be afraid to do something different.

Joanna Strohn on

Thanks for sharing so much about your process of making the quilt. It is nice to hear from fellow quilters who are learning and growing. Love your title too.

07/29/2013 Flag


07/29/2013 Flag

Joanna, your quilt is amazing ! I love your feathers, beautiful work.

07/30/2013 Flag

Practice piece??? Seriously??? You've done a beautiful job. And you're right...practice, practice, practice... :)

07/31/2013 Flag

It's currently protecting the top of my Juki from sharp little kitten teeth! I'm still procrastinating though.

08/02/2013 Flag

I went ahead and entered this in the 2012 Tucson Quilters Guild Show. I also went ahead and asked for it to be judged. I got Very Good (B) on Visual Impact, Quilting Pattern and Amount of Quilting. Needs Improvement was "stitches are even and consistent front and back" -- I had to laugh at that. You think? I did have some very good comments on this, including one from Sue Hausmann (!!!!!) She was giving tips at a vendor booth and one of them was The Steady Betty Betty Bands. When I tried them I figured I might as well try feathers! We talked about this class and I showed a photo of my project. That's when she said she had seen it and thought it was very good! Good incentive to keep practicing!

01/20/2014 Flag

Joanna, this piece is so cool! I love the piecing, and incorporating a 3/4 section of the wreath stencil is brilliant! It's not hard to tell that you are having a good time with this, and your results are beautiful and unique.

08/02/2013 Flag