Friday, January 23, 2015

FMQ Challenge

Darlene from QuiltShopGal  (formally known as SewCalGal) is sponsoring a 2015 Free Motion Challenge.   There were several options for a January challenge all ending in a pillow.  I chose the feathered star.

I like to FMQ but am still learning.  Feathers are my favorite but I suffer from the blank slate problem - I look at the empty fabric canvas and can't figure out what to do.  So for this one, I just followed the instructions!

Here is is all quilted

My actual pillow form did not arrive yet so I've just basted things together and covered another pillow.  I found a gorgeous fabric in my stash for the backing.   The day is rainy and gray so this indoor picture on my couch was the best I could do!

I'll be linking up my finish and looking forward to the next challenge!

Happy Stitching!


  1. Great job on those feathers...looks absolutely gorgeous.

  2. What's funny is at work today I was doodling hearts with feathers in them for the exact same reason. Also hoping to get my January challenge done in time. Good for you!

  3. Love it and great job! I too suffer from blank slate syndrom. :). Sometimes I just have to start stitching something to figure out where I'm going.

  4. dropping in from the fmq challenge... well done with your feathery heart..... it's fun to have a new pillow in the home too

  5. Beautiful! I too suffer from blank slate syndrome. I'm finding the quilting of others inspire me. Love the echo lines around the heart too. ~Jeanne

  6. Beautiful quilting. I totally understand the blank canvas block!!! I get a lot of ideas and inspiration from everyone else, thank goodness!!!

  7. Looks beautiful and love the fabric you used!

  8. Looks nice and keep up the good work!


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