I've been practicing the January FMQ Challenge hosted by SewCalGal. Frances Moore challenged us with free-motion leaves. At first I practiced on my white board with a dry erase marker.
I'm too lazy/busy/overwhelmed/responsibly working on UFO's/impatient to make quilt sandwiches just for practice sake. I'd rather just make a quilt.
Aurifil Mako Cotton Variegated Thread in Fiesta). It says 50MT, but I can't figure out what that means by looking at Aurifil's website. It broke on me a few times, so I think I need to use a larger needle. Look at these gorgeous stitches:
I love the texture it gives this quilt. Between the quilting and the backing, this is going to be the softest quilt ever :) I just did the one H (or I, depending on which way you hold the quilt!). I think I am going to try Frances' Elements on a different block this month. I have 30 blocks, which will make a perfect FMQ Sampler.
I think they actually look like leaves :)
Tomorrow is my birthday. Nothing special planned.
If I could, I would take the day off work and sit on the beach.
But I already did that too many times this month.
Commute. Work. Read blogs. Eat healthy. Make dinner with the hubs.
Maybe quilt a little bit if there's time.
And be thankful for my bloggy friends.