Thursday, June 20, 2013

Angela Walter's Free Motion Quilting Class on my Sunshine 16 Machine

 I've been practicing some of the FMQ that I'm learning from Angela Walter's classes on

 I'm taking both of her classes Machine Quilting Negative Space and Free Motion Quilting with Feathers. She takes her time to break down the parts of the FMQ and makes it easy to learn and understand.  One of the big things that helps is to draw out the designs on paper first to get the design set in your mind so when you get to the quilt you know where to go.

I bought both of her books from Amazon. Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters: Choose & Use Quilting Designs on Modern Quilts  and In the Studio with Angela Walters: Machine-Quilting Design Concepts Add Movement, Contrast, Depth & More.  They make quite the compliment to her online classes.

I highly recommend her teaching.  I'm having a good time learning FMQ and quilting on this sample quilt.
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Spiral Table Runner

I joined a quilt guild when I first started quilting this past November.  The ladies are wonderful and encouraging.  They put on demonstrations and teach different projects.  This month we learned to make a Spiral Table Runner out of the 10 degree Wedge Ruler by Phillips Fiber Art .  It was pretty fun and easier than I expected it to be.  Several of the ladies had the book "Quilts Without Corners" by Cheryl Phillips. Looking through the book was some really wonderful designs and I'd love to get the book just to do the beautiful Butterfly design that it shows on the cover, not to mention all the other gorgeous projects in the book.  You can find some of her free designs as well as her book from .

I still need to sandwich and quilt it but I loved how it turned out.