Saturday, January 21, 2012


Fun time in my sewing studio corner of the bonus room last night while my daughter watched a movie.  I did some basic piecing of two quilts in progress but also did my January's practice FMQ as part of SewCalGGal's 2012 challenge.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I introduce my first FMQ of leaves.

I was pleased with the result - not sure that they all look really like leaves but it was the first time I've deviated from the basic stipple FMQ.

Next up was a little FMQ of fabric I will be making a small bag with.  Darn, wouldn't you know it - I went right back to my old standard.  I looked at this blank canvas and couldn't figure out what to do so basic stipple it was!

I decided I'd better get right back on the bicycle and try again.  I selected a cute piece of fabric that I'll make a iTouch holder for a niece and decided that my leaves could easily become hearts.

Of course you can't see it very well in the photo but I did it!  It was a lot harder to see my quilting as I went (white on white) but there truly are hearts on there!

Looking forward to the February challenge!

Now off to see what others did on FNSI.

Happy Stitching!


  1. Love your leaves... you did a great job! What a nice change from the meander...

    I need to try leaves...

  2. Your FMQ looks great. I like your leaves. Great FNSI!

  3. The leaves look great! The first thing my brain actually saw was hearts when I first looked at them.

  4. the leaves look fantastic. Keep at it with the FMQ!

  5. Looks great! I keep going back to stippling too but the leaves were fun!

  6. Your leaves looks so much better than mine. I'm hoping to get them too! LOL I keep going back to stippling as well, and I so much want to learn new things..


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