Earlier this month, I had the honor of being the December instructor for SewCalGal’s 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge. My post was about machine quilted border designs, and you can read it here and also watch a free video tutorial about a certain type of feathered border design on the same page. One part of this process that’s been an unexpected thrill for me is to get to see what different quilters have done as they’ve played with my border challenge. Holy smokes, I am blown away! I never dreamed that people would find the time to play with borders much this month since there are so many other distractions vying for attention. There are so many samples of great mini quilts that have linked up that I can’t post them all, so I’m going to link to just two. Check out Terry Whyte’s blog post about her mini quilt and you’ll see what I mean. The textures she’s created with her borders almost form areas of relief and I just want to reach out and touch her quilt! If you’re not totally blown away by that quilt, then check out Martha Briese’s blog here. OMG!! Her diamond border is gorgeous and look how cool her asymmetric border is! Really, I am blown away by what people are coming up with! If you haven’t taken advantage of all the wonderful tutorials in the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge, don’t waste anymore time. You can access all of them on SewCalGal’s blog here.
Don’t know about you, but I’m kind of going through withdrawal because it’s been so long since I’ve sewn anything due to the holidays. Expect some photos of works in progress in the next couple days as my fingers are itching to get back to some stitching!