A friend of mine told me about The Inbox Jaunt, a blog by Lori Kennedy from Minnesota. Every Tuesday she posts a free motion machine quilting tutorial and oh my, what amazing fun ideas she has! I could spend hours just looking at the FMQ tutorials! She posts a lot of other fun stuff as well - today she talked about stencils. I know I am going to learn a lot by following her blog!
In the photo on the right I was auditioning what I was thinking of doing in the sashing squares of my Sheep of the Month quilt, which I started quilting today.
Here is my version of Swirls and Twirls stitched out on my practice "sandwich". I can definitely stitch better than I can draw - thankfully! This is such a fun pattern and SOOOO easy, when you follow her step by step directions in her tutorial. I encourage you to go check her blog and give these a try. SO fun.
You can see I started small and got a little bigger. I actually did that on purpose :) - just to see how it looks extending past the one inch lines a bit.
Here is the other design stitched in the sashing squares of the sheep quilt. I like it! It is a design that I haven't tried before. That is one thing about quilting seven quilts in a row - I am gaining some confidence and having fun trying new designs!
I will share more of the sheep quilting tomorrow!