29 November 2012

FMQ - November

The November FMQ Challenge, which is hosted by SewCalGal, was given by quilt expert Sarah Vedeler.  As one of her favourite quilting designs is "Spirals" this is what she had us do!  We could print off a page of spirals to trace over to get the feel of how they were stitched.  I have many pages of spirals scattered all over the house as I practiced and practiced and .... practiced!  Here is my final group of spirals which I stitched on my Challenge quilt.

I drew parallel lines measuring 1 inch and 2 inches in which to stitch the spirals.  The last column of spirals is stitched travelling on the same line to come out which gives a totally different look.  Mmm I quite like these ones!

The following are the usual sketching practice pages.

Printed page for practice

My attempt at free hand

Stitching on FMQ Challenge Quilt

Thank you Sarah for your great tutorial and for giving us the printed pages on which to practice.  I really believe they made a huge difference in stitching our final pieces.

Thank you SewCalGal for the huge effort and time you have spent on hosting this challenge.  I look forward to December to see how the borders and finishing will be done. 


  1. I loved the swirls! Yours look great! So sad that next month is the last tutorial. I really enjoyed it and feel I've learned so much.

    1. Thank you for your comment Rosemary. Yes, sad it is coming to an end. Not only have I enjoyed the tutorials and learned so much, but I've made so many "Challenge friends" with whom I have enjoyed exchanging comments. You have been so encouraging every month and I really thank you for this. I look forward to looking out for you in December!!

  2. HI Carolyn, your swirls are lovely. I really enjoyed the photos and watching your process. Yes it is sad that the challenge is coming to an end. But did you check out Patsy Thompson's feathered borders for December? Holy smokes.. they are gorgeous!