Tuesday, May 15, 2012

FMQ Challenge - May

Leah Day was the guest instructor for this month's FMQ Challenge.  Leah instructed us on how to do foundational quilting.  She first demonstrated the double stippling.  I did this on the FMQ sampler quilt.
 I'm showing the backside of the quilt because the stitching shows up better.  She also demonstrated another foundational design which she called railroad tracks.
 This was very similar to the double stippling except that you square off the stipples, thus the name railroad tracks.  I used the larger of the blocks on the sampler quilt and did half double stipples and half railroad tracks.
 And this is how it looks on the front of the quilt.  
 This was a very easy tutorial.  Thank you, Leah.  I would use this design on utility quilts.  Or, as a background for applique. 


Rosemary said...

Your sample blocks look great. I still have to do it. I just can't find time lately. Hope to get to it soon!!

SewCal Gal said...

Lovely sample blocks. I hope you are having fun in the 2012 FMQ Challenge.


Janet O. said...

I think you did an excellent job with this challenge.