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Thursday, January 21, 2016

PRACTICING FOR PERFECTION

Cathy and our friend Kat are participating in the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club.  You can learn more about it here.  When I saw what Cathy and Kat are doing, I decided to try it.  You can see Cathy's finished piece here. I think the object for this first block is to make your own bias tape and create a block with it.  Although I am not participating in the club, when I saw what Kat was doing I decided I had to try it.  You can see Kat's quilt squares on Instagram under Hexiekat.  Anyway, I'm a copier and pretty much copied what she did.  Above are two of my four blocks.
After I had the four blocks together, I again followed what Kat did for two reasons.  The block looked too plain as it was.  I needed to practice my free motion quilting and this was the perfect project for that. Above you can see my try at free motion quilting.  I really, really need to practice on those pebbles.
This is a close up.  I hope you can see it.  I plan to finish FMQ on the other two blocks this weekend.  If I get the binding on it I'll take a picture and post it next week.  If you are looking to improve your skills I would recommend you try this.  Remember, practice, practice, practice.

 DON’T FORGET:
  • THE HEART OF WINTER TOUR, Saturday, February 13.  Call the shop and make your reservations now as seating is limited.  
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • Four Patch Fun – Friday, Jan. 22
  • Scrappers Helping Hands – Saturday, Jan. 23
  • Come Sew With Me - Wednesday, Jan. 27
  • Quilt As You Go – Thursday, Jan. 28
  • London City Bag – Friday, Jan. 29  London City Bag, Friday, Dec. 11  http://westmichquilter.blogspot.com/2015/11/a-class-act-at-attic-window-quilt-shop.html
  • Heart of Winter Tour – Saturday, Feb. 13
  • Spring Craft Days – Friday, Mar. 18 and 19
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ON ANOTHER NOTE:
♥ Caroll, 
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4 comments:

Barb said...

Great idea to do free motion quilting practice on it! I did a cardinal on a bias tree branch. You can see mine on instagram barbpost17 .

Jayne said...

Love the quilting! Practice is something I need to do a lot of! I've tried bias tape once, but hope to give it another go one day!

Michelle said...

These look like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing!

Allie-oops Designs said...

I think your FM looks amazing!!! I've only tried it a couple of times and decided I'd much rather hand quilt, lol....you're rocking this!

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