An update so far on the Challenge

I have spend 15 minutes a day practicing my long arm quilting for the April quilt challenge , see above tab for more information. I love free motion quilting and I need to knock off the rust to prepare for a custom quilt of my own that I want to do by the end of April or Beginning of May dependending on my confidence level.

The first week was quilting Spider webs on my skeleton panel for Halloween. It may be a first that I have it done before Halloween, lol!

spider web fmq
skeleton panel is finished

Now to bind it! I have just the door to hang Mr Skeleton on this fall. If I could find a tiny spider button to put on his hat then I would be very happy.

The second week I finished up a pillow top I am making for Fat Quarter Shop’s Remix blog hop. I have the top done and the full post of the pillow will be at the end of the month. I practiced a great stitch by String and Story , what I call a spiral swirl. Quick and easy! Plus it adds a wonderful texture.

I spent lots of time trying to get a photo of this pillow. I learned so much from my friend Kristin about taking a picture. This picture didn’t make the final cut for the blog hop but it shows the quilting nicely. Wait till you see the last picture…. lots of time, props and the perfectly sunny afternoon.

Now to load another panel. The next one will have more collage style quilting on it. Until the next time…

Quilt on,


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