The expert this month was Christina Cameli and as always there were several options to participate. As it so happened I had purchased Christina's Craftsy class "The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting" a few months earlier, attracted by some of her designs. While I had watched the class already a few times I had not really tried the designs, so this was the perfect opportunity. I really like her Craftsy class...there is something for everybody, whether you are a beginner or a more experienced Freemotion quilter. I actually had difficulties choosing a design because there are quite a few that I really like.
In the end I chose the tuft design for one of the panels of the pillow. Practiced it a bit first and noticed that I was not that crash hot on quilting away from myself and keeping a straight line was even more of a problem. So I made use of the Full line stencil (machine quilting guide) that I recently acquired and roughly marked myself a grid on my fabric. That worked a treat.
|Action shot on the second panel|
And here it is...my new favourite pillow...big thank you to Christina Cameli for this lovely design.
|Close up of the unruly leaves|
|A decent zipper for a change|
If you want to have a look at my pillows so far, I am now keeping them on a board on Pinterest
Linking up to the April 2015 FMQ Challenge over at Quiltshopgal. Have a look at the beautiful pillows and maybe even consider giving it a go yourself.