Monday, October 29, 2012

Free Motion Quilting Challenge for Oct.

This months Free-Motion Quilting Challenge over at SewCalGal's is with Teri Lucas, this was a fun if slightly intimidating month. I did mine on cotton, silk sounds beautiful for this but if I had silk I'd be wearing it. Starting out with our names then decorating the entire block around it sounded like fun. 

I love the shell shapes, so fun and even the first attempt looked "not bad". As usual I tried to copy the beautiful example Teri gave us, I need to let myself process all of this, then I can play more and make it my own. I've found that I do that with every month's example, then slowly I see it showing up in my quilting. I did change my thread colors, but they weren't dramatic enough to really show up. 

It did make me wish I had a more exotic and longer name like Carressa or Celestine and I did call my mother to complain, she said to blame my father (Dan) and he wouldn't come to the phone. 
C'est la vie

Later gators,
Dana Carressa Celestine


  1. Caressa Celestine huh? Makes 'Pat' seem pretty boring now! Gotta get back to work on mine, hopefully something not too scary to show by Halloween! Nice job Dana!

  2. Oh, you did beautifully with the shells! I couldn't get those at all - goes with that feather phobia. Great job all the way around!

  3. I think you did a great job. This was certainly a challenge as it exposed many to a completely different style of FMQ, but you really did great. I wish my shells looked as good as yours.