Sew Cal Gal's 2012 FMQ Challenge - March

Ann Fahl's work is very inspiring. such beautiful and vibrant thread work. Her quilts look so real. One of my favorite doodles on paper for years have been the Hibuscus flower which I had as a little girl in my garden. There are couple of them in my garden now too. Here is my design inspired by my doodling and Ann Fahl's march tutorial.

The table runner I started around Christmas time but never finished it. Its never too late to finish a quilt.
So, for the star I choose Leah Day's Star Flower FMQ and for the Christmas tree itself I used Leah Day's Flame Stitch FMQ. The thrid is design what I came up with inspired by this table runner itslef. It repeats a pattern of Star & Christmas tree just like the quilt itself. I really like this effect. Thank you Leah for your designs. And Thank you Ann Fahl for inspiring us and your great tutorial.

Here are my designs for my notebook. This flower is my favorite and I'm not sure for how many years I have been doodling this. This was inspired my looking at Ann Falh's flower design for filler. I have mostly tried to have 4 petals for the flowers but there is no hard and fast rule around this. Sometimes, there was room for only 3 and I did only three. But the key here is that after you make the circle in the center, you want to start the first petal close to the stem. This way the flowers will always turn out beautiful. I also had to do some travel stitching around the circle in the middle and to traverse from one flower to the other.

Stars And Christmas tree

Feather Petals
Flower Border
Flowers all over

This feather petal was inspired by a combination of Diane Gaudynski's Feather Plume tutorail and Leah Day's Swirling Petals quilting design. I had couple of intermediate designs before I finally quilted it on this toddler quilt. I really loved the effect. I wish I had chosen a less busy backing or a darker color thread for the design to be more visible for pictures. 

Christmas Table Runner:
If you like my table runner. Checkout this tutorial from Jenny Doan @Missouri Star Quilt Company on YouTube. Thank you Jenny for the great tutorial.

Thank you SewCal Gal for the opportunity.


  1. I love ALL of the designs you created! I'm afraid I haven't even done this one yet!


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