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Free Motion Quilting Challenge Final Month


I finished the final month of the challenge which was taught by Patsy Thompson. I've watched several of her videos before but had never seen this lesson in mirroring the corners and centers. I only had a small section left on my quilt so I tried to make it look like a border. I hyper quilted too. Hard to tell but there is a dark purple with hyper quilting with a light purple.

Here's the whole quilt finished.

You can't see all the quilting in the black squares but it's all done in neon colors. I learned quite a bit. I've always machine quilted my own quilts but needed to learn some new all over designs and I've learned that you can always learn a new hint or tip and these tutorials didn't disappoint.

In April I learned a new fill by Leah Day--the double stippling which I had never seen before.

In June Cindy taught us to split the area in smaller sections and use different fills.

Although I suck at it, I love Wendy Sheppard's August tutorial of jesters hats.

In November I mastered swirls and used on a quilt already.

And this month I learned how to mirror feathers and set up a feathered border.

Thanks Sew Cal Gal for this challenge.

thanks for looking.



  1. Wow! I love how you set up your sampler quilt and the bright colors framing the black blocks! So much learned this year, it's amazing how fast the time has gone.

  2. There you go with those gorgeous feathers again! Both purples are visible. Very nice.

  3. I love it! You are such an inspiration!

  4. How fun to have all of those samples to refer to! Looks great!

  5. Great looking! I wish I had thought to do all my samples on black material! Glad I came by to see!

  6. Great sampler quilt! I too, had trouble with those jester hats! Maybe more practice?! Congratulations on completing the challenge! ~Jeanne

  7. Your sampler is wonderful. Beautiful job.

  8. I think it is very neat how you did this the quilt and the quilting....thanks for visiting.

  9. Wow - I love the way you have done your samplers on the black quilt. It looks really wonderful! Merry Christmas.

  10. Me gusta la forma en que has montado el sampler.

  11. Your quilt made with the challenge blocks is so much fun! Well done!


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