Monday, June 29, 2015

2015 FMQC June Pillow with Diane G

What a fun time I had creating this months free motion quilt challenge!   The teacher this month was Diane Gaudynski and I found loads of inspiration within her 2 books.  

My fabric choice was a special piece I recently received from my aunt.  She sent me a box of old handkerchief linens that she has had for years, and what a delight I have had going through them.  

This green one I thought would be perfect for a FMQ feather design, and I have been eager to try Diane's ideas for feathers coming out of a vase.   The white stenciling on this antique linen gave a fantastic design element to work around :)
My finished Pillow Cover , now to go stuff it

My finished Pillow

Side view shows the lovely stenciling (or maybe this shape was covered with something, then dyed).
 ~ Thank you Auntie for all the lovely handkerchiefs.   As you see one has become a little quilted piece, others will go in my collection, and others still will become part of Crazy quilting or a part of free motion quilt blocks.

~ Thank you Diane for inspiring us through your works and teaching.

~  Thank you quilt shop gal for creating this challenge for us to be a part of.