This month was to experiment with different border designs.
I had a lot of fun with this small quilt.
Patsy Thompson posted this month's lesson. Her video on making feathered borders is really good. These were so much fun to make. My choice of the variegated thread turned out to be a design element!
Not quite a mirror image but then, not bad for my first try.
What did I learn from a full year of challenges?
- FMQ is fun. Singing some song over and over (for me anyway) is a great way to relax and get in the rhythm. (Your a mean one Mr Grinch was stuck in my head as I did this one!)
- Feathers are fun and easier than they look - assuming you don't care about having a perfect feather.
- A good filler instead of stipple is the leaves (hearts). It is easy to do and you don't end up stuck in an odd spot like I did with some of the other fillers.
- Practice does help! (See, kids, mom was right!)
There are a few things I still need practice with especially deciding on the design and the thread choice is very hard for me. I sit there staring at a blank canvas and can't figure it out.
Thanks Darlene for a gathering today a wonderful set of guests to teach us. Thanks to all the wonderful teachers who took time to share some basics with us beginner FMQers!