January 1st I started quilting "Hens and Chicks".
Pinterest had given me the inspiration for a FMQ feather.
Pretty easy peasy, straight forward. I thought it was something I could do. So out came my trusty Pilot Frixion pen to draw on the design.
If you have never used one of these before, you're really missing out! It's a smooth pen suitable for drawing quilting designs on your fabric without staining. If you make a mistake, use your iron (follow package instructions) and the markings are erased! It does have a temperature limitation in that at like, about 20 below temps, the markings come back...but I'm hardly ever out when it's that cold, let alone my quilts! LOL
I started quilting...and endured a horrendous and painful squeaking from my darning foot. Crap! Quick call to the local sewing machine store and Mr. Fix It. Not open. Why? Because it was New Year's Day and he had the nerve to want to close shop and spend time with his family. LOL
Okay. Call to my LQS. Also closed. What was wrong with these people! I was having a quilting crisis and they weren't there!
So, I turned to my two best friends...Hubby and Google. I oiled the darning foot and while I was in there I cleaned everything again, adjusted the bobbin tension and oiled the wick.
This is what the finished feather looks like.
Happy. Happy. Happy.
I decided to add a shadow to one side of the feather as I went along. Bonus! My stitch length seems to have worked itself out for now. Woo Hoo! My machine is purring and quilting like a dream.
Here is the finished table quilt in its new home.
I love the girliness (three boys here) of it all! I quilted a heart into the center of each larger block's center.
Now for the giveaway!
I meant to do this at 300 posts, but Life got in the way and I totally forgot.
So, here we go!
A sweet little basket using scraps from the "Hens and Chicks" table quilt. It's four inches high, two inches wide and six inches long. Perfect for storing scraps, fat quarters for your next project, nail polish, hair doodles, or candy!
There are three chances to win per person.
Leave a comment here for a chance (please put your email in your comment), become a follower for another (or let me know you already are, and blog about the giveaway and let me know here in a comment so I can come visit your blog too! I will have one of my "little" elves draw a name Sunday the 13th and I'll announce the winner the following Monday.
Linking up a sneak peak of another Pinspired project to Fabric Tuesday, WIP Wednesday, and Finish It Up Friday.
After editing, Angie and Gale, KY quilter will be "upgraded" to having three chances.