I was wandering around blog-land when I came across “The Free-motion Challenge Quilting Along” by Angela Walters of Quilting is My Therapy.
If you don’t know who Angela Walters is – she’s a fantastic quilter! She has a quilt show “The Midnight Quilter.” Well – go look for yourself! HERE
Anyhow .. the Challenge … “The Free-motion Challenge Quilting Along”
Yes, I signed up …
The first video talks about what you need for the Challenge … the necessities and the “nice-to-have.” There is even a free quilt pattern to do the quilting on.
Am I going to make the free quilt? Yes & No.
I’m going to take fabric – draw some boxes on it (roughly the same size as the boxes on her free quilt pattern). Sandwich the quilt and start practicing.
I’ve already watched the first video … now I’m ready for Week 2.
And the best part: all the videos will be on YOUTUBE … so if you’re like me and already a week or 2 behind, you can still follow along. And it’s FREE!!!
And the very next BEST part is: this is learning … it’s like going to a free motion class with a bunch of 12″ squares sandwiched together … and they don’t count as UFOs or anything … so this won’t count towards my UFO list or influence my PHD in 2018.
And the very next BEST BEST part: I will learn a LOT about free motion quilting! YES!!!
PHD in 2018 Update
Hole in the Barn Door Wall Hanging used 2 yards.
And, I needed backing for a quilt, so I bought 4 yards.
Fabric Used this Week: 2 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 94.1 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 4 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 14 yards
Net Fabric used for 2017: 84.1 yards
To see what other’s in the quilting world are working on – click on the following links:
- Sunday Stash @ quiltpaintcreate
- Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework
- Peaceful Sunday @ Janda Bend Quilts (Click on the blue frog to see other links).
- Mali Sparkles @ Sunday Stash
17 thoughts on “A New Quilting Challenge”
Enjoy the challenge Gail. I love Angela Walters.. Her style of quilting ad her humorous approach to teaching. Her Midnight Quilt Show videos are a staple for me.
I agree about Angela Walters, Terry! Happy Quilting! 🙂
Angela is great!!! I really should do the challenge too. I need to practice more FMQ!
Sherry, do join in the fun! Happy Quilting! 🙂
Great idea! I have done a few online classes and I did learn alot. One was from Leah Day but I think I like Angela’s style a little better. I am going to check it out!
I’m still hoping to try it out, too. Haven’t made my quilt sandwich yet … Happy Quilting! 🙂
I’ve been following along with Angela as well! I have decided to use all this practice for a good cause – I’m going to practice on doll quilts for A Doll Like Me. I can’t wait to hear about your progress! I’ll be writing a post sometime about my progress and stumbling blocks. ~smile~ Roseanne
Roseanne – what a great idea – to practice on doll quilts! I look forward to reading about your progress! Happy Quilting! 🙂
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I have her FMQ book – lots of good tips and have also watched her you tube videos – she is a gooD teacher ..
Yes, Judy, she is a good teacher! I like her down-to-earth and practical approach to quilting! I think I’ve taken out her books a zillion times at the guild library! Happy Quilting! 🙂
Thank you for sharing this information. I want to learn how to free motion and this looks like a great opportunity. I wont be able to start for a while, but it seems this quilt along is made for people like me!
Hi Chela … at least the videos will be available on YouTube – so you can start when you’re ready! Enjoy!
This is so cool. Thanks again for sharing the info.
The trick to mastering FMQ is to do it consistently. I can never produce enough quilts to have something to FM all the time, but you have all those UFOs you can practice on. This may be a match made in heaven.
Yes, Donna … practicing does help … but when I haven’t done it for awhile, it doesn’t take long to get back in the grove. Happy Quilting! 🙂
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