Monday, December 5, 2011

Challenge Accepted

I took the pledge for the 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge sponsored by SewCalGal!
2012 FMQ Challenge

When I saw it mentioned on Elizabeth's blog, I knew right away it was something I needed to do in order to get me to practice and expand my FMQ skills. 

See, I don't love free-motion quilting...yet...and I want to love it.  But first, I have to make better friends with it, and we all know that in order to make good friends, you have to spend some consistent and quality time getting to know them.  This challenge sounds like a good way to do that.

Every month, beginning in January, one of twelve FMQ experts will share a tutorial.  If you complete the exercise that month and share it in the challenge, you will be entered to win a monthly prize.  That works for me! 

You can read all the details and register at SewCalGal.  Whether you've been wishing you could, wanting to improve, or waiting for a sign, this may be it.  The more the merrier!

8 comments:

Shay said...

Maybe this is a sign (directed at me I mean )

I'll have to mosey on over and have a look....

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Since I can't even succeed at MQ, I wonder how I'd do with FMQ. I'll go check it out. Thanks for the heads up P.~ ☺ Happy Monday!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the heads up! I'm going to have to take a peek.

Mom Walds Place said...

Wow, your really don't get how awesome your quilting skills already are. Well, at least you'll have fun, and if we're lucky you will share with us. Happy Stitching!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I always like a challenge, so I will check it out.

Tabatha said...

I took Wendy Butler Burns' FMQ course on Craftsy, it was great but I keep breaking thread on my machine despite playing with tensions and trying different threads.

Good luck, I hope you have better luck than I did!

Elizabeth said...

Yay! I'm excited to have at least one friendly face playing along.

xo -E

Diane said...

I'll have to check this out... I love to FMQ, but just meandering... I quilted today and considered doing loops, but could not bring myself to do it and just meandered throught it :) something to get me out of that rut would be good.

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