Thursday, September 13, 2012

Community Service Quilt

This is a small quilt made by one of our guild members for our Community Service group, which will be donated.  I love quilting these quilts for a variety of reasons.  First, it is a way I can give back a little, and I receive other benefits as well.  It is a chance to practice and try out new designs.  That being said, I still take care to do my best, even if it is the first time with a design. And, that being said, I find my weakness in new designs, and can practice those skills further.

So, I wanted to try the free motion feather swirl designed by the Green Fairy.  I will admit here and now that I had trouble with this one.  Judi makes it look so easy, but it took me pages and pages of trial and a lot of error with pen and paper to get a good feel for this one.  I think I am on my way, but there is room for improvement.

I have more empty space than I would like, but over all I am pleased with the results.

This is my "own" design for a border using Judi's feather swirl.  I like it, and with more practice I will love it.  

Thanks for reading, I appreciate it.


  1. Wonderful quilting! Your pages of practice did you proud!

  2. Ah ha
    I have been practising that too - only on paper so far.
    Well done, looks super


  3. Esther, that looks so good! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I too am having a hard time with this design from Judi. Only tried on paper yet but it just isn't coming together yet. But I think you did a good job.