This month I was photo bombed by a dog.
Oops, try again.This month's fmq cushion challenge over at Quiltshopgal was to use designs by Christina Cameli.
Christina has a Craftsy class called The Secrets of Free Motion Quilting and has also written two books on free motion quilting. She also blogs at 'A few scraps'.
Christina has a fun and inspiring manner and I thoroughly enjoyed, and recommend, her Craftsy class. I used her latest book though as my inspiration for this month's cushion. Lucky me won the book from Lara's blog a few months back - thank you again Lara - you'll be pleased to hear it is now well thumbed!!
I started off just having a play with her designs on a scrap of my centre fabric - seen below with Christina's book. After last month's attempt at Hyperquilting (with Patsy Thompson) I decided to be a bit braver with my threads so wanted to choose something which would show up a little more than I usually use.
My red thread matched a little too well but it has given great texture and of course lots of practise!
here*. This fmq challenge is on until the end of the year and anyone can join in... as well as a great opportunity to stretch oneself with the feed dogs down and a darning foot, there are also prizes, drawn randomly, for participants. Last month I was extremely lucky to win one of the draws and just this week my prize arrived in the post.
|Thank you to Landauer Publishing for sponsoring this prize.|
Thank you Darlene, this is a wonderful prize - the book is full of great ways to use thread - the back cover says the book is "a journey of thread, stitch and discovery" - sounds good doesn't it?!
While I am writing this the MOML is on the roof sweeping the chimney... yes, Autumn is well and truly here. I think Autumn is one of my favourite seasons; I enjoy the cooler temperatures and the harvest...Here are two 'favourite things about Autumn' photos —
the first photo is for the MOML —
|For about 5 nights in a row, he came in with a cap (or bucket) of field mushrooms.|
I'm not a mushroom lover so he got to enjoy them all by himself!
|I'm a Feijoa fan. Finally our trees are starting to produce a decent crop. Yum yum.|
...see you next time, happy creating...