Thursday, March 29, 2012

FMQ challenge and I’ve been a lucky duck

Oh dear, it has been such a busy month and I am almost running to the wire with this months FMQ Challenge run by SewCalGal.  This month’s tutor is Ann Fahl. Once again there was plenty of information and quilting designs.

I have combined all the suggested designs in the one practice piece to link with the challenge.  I found the loop and twist ok to do, and could add in the stars and hearts just fine.  The more difficult part which I need to spend more practice time on was the spirals and flowers.  They have tended to look rather messy and irregular.  So more practice coming up for all of these.  (ooh, those flowers look even worse in the pic.)



I have enjoyed practicing these motifs this month, though I havent put in as much time at it as I would normally be able to. 

And I certainly have been a lucky duck. I am a bit late acknowledging these, but in the last while I have been the recipient of 3 giveaway wins.

Firstly I won this pattern from Pat Sloan’s Girls in the Garden Blog Hop.  I liked the fresh look of the cushion Olive and Ollie made, using this pattern for their part of the giveaway, and that is the blog through which I won the pattern.


A few days later I found out I would be receiving  two spools of Superior MasterPiece thread in the Leap Day Superior Threads giveaway  on Little Miss Shabby blog.  These arrived last week and I am looking forward to trying them out.  Corey (LMS) has found them good for piecing and quilting. 


Lastly, I have this week received a  “Reunion”” charm pack  as part of the  Friends with Benefits swap giveaway which is organised by Kathy of SewHappyHouse

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It is less than a month now till posting deadline for the Friends with Benefits swap.  My needle is working busily on my swap item.  It will be good to see everyone’s projects made for the swap.  A few sneaky peeks are showing up on blogs I am thinking.

Thank you to all 3 for the opportunity to enter these giveaways.  I will be using them all very soon I think.


Susan said...

WOW!! What a lucky duck yo are!

Allie said...

Your quilting looks much better than I could do, good for you! And congrats on all your great wins!!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well I am in awe of your FMQ.Looks like you are steaming along Marilyn. Congrats on all your wins.

Joy McD said...

Your free motion quilting looks great, and congrats on your prizes!! xxx