Saturday, March 31, 2012

March Free Motion Quilt Challenge Results & Farm Update

 I had a lot of fun reading through Ann Fahl's tutorial for the Free Motion Quilt Challenge.
I would like to thank Ann for sharing all your information and taking time to do a tutorial.  I highly recommend Ann's book called "Dancing With Thread".

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced quilter, it is always a great opportunity to learn new things from other quilters.  Practicing is also cheap therapy.  I think there should be medical studies on how quilting improves overall health.  It's hard to describe the joy making a quilt for others.

Today I used 100% Egyptian Cotton from Connecting Threads.  I used batting from Fairfield that is called Nature Fill batting.  It is 50% rayon and 50% cotton.  This actually the first time I used this type of batting.  I'm pleased with the results.  I'm not sure if I like the idea of rayon in my batting, but I have an open mind.

Quilting designs are everywhere if you're looking.

Our winter wheat looks great and the weather is warmer.
Dean is getting farm machinery ready for Spring planting.
Last week we lost a neighboring farmer, Tom.  
Our farming community will certainly miss Tom and his happy personality.
Our family has been blessed with Tom and his family's friendship for many years.  He will certainly be missed by everyone in the community.

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne


Sandra said...

I really like how you formed the spirals on your practice piece. I'm all for that medical study on how quilting improves your overall fact I'm willing to volunteer. Less work and more quilting! lol

Beth D said...

Funny you should talk about the therapeutic effects of quiltmaking. Researches at Michigan State University are beginning to study it. You can keep up with their progress on the blog,

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Oh that looks great, you did a great job. I managed to the my FMQ lesson last night, just in time *lol*
Liebe Grüße

Needled Mom said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of Tom. It is sad to loose such special people.

Your FMQ looks wonderful. I love all of the stars.