Saturday, May 19, 2012


Here is my FMQ challenge for May.  The tutorial was by  Leah Day  who has been putting FMQ tutorials on her blog for over a year.  Her tutorial was very good with lots of information on how to do it.  The patterns were quite easy for me and fun to do.  The one with straight lines didn't come out as good as the one with curved lines.

Leah Day also sells things on her web site and I have purchased some items from her.  Her prices are very reasonable and I was happy with my purchases.

I was able to get most of the superhero capes made - I just need to put velcro on them.  I have been trying to figure out a way to make Jonah's cape special and I think I will put some lightning bolts going down the sides of it.  The capes are reversible, so the boys' will have batman on one side and superman on the other side.  The girls' cape will have a princess crown on one side and batgirl on the other side.

After getting most of the capes almost finished, I needed to work on something else for a while, so I decided to start quilting my Kaleidoscope quilt.  I didn't know what to do, but after thinking about it and looking in some quilting books, I decided to quilt the circles with large "flower" petal shapes and then quilt some feathers in the corners.

I'm happy with the way it is turning out.  I'm not sure how I will quilt the border - maybe echo quilting around the flowers.

If you have any suggestions, let me know.

We're very thankful that DS has safely returned from the middle east yesterday.  We'll see him when we go to Jonah's birthday party!!


  1. I'd forgotten all about May's challenge. Thanks for the reminder--yours looks good.
    Such cute capes you made--and reversible--so fun!
    Your quilting looks very nice. Is that the "hooked feather" design in the corners?

  2. Your FMQ looks great! Both designs look very forgiving of imperfection, which is always good. The quilting in the Kaleidoscope quilt looks great, but I have no idea what to suggest... And the kids will love their capes. They look great.

  3. Those capes will be greatly appreciated at the birthday party and beyond. Your quilting is looking great.

  4. Those capes are going to be a big hit at the party! Those kids will all love you forever! I think your quilting is really going great! Wish I could say the same about mine! (No time to even practice lately!) The Kaleidoscope is just fantastic --- piecing and quilting both! I love it! ---"Love"

  5. I think that quilt is turning out beautiful;) I am seeing this pattern in quite a few places and all of them are wonderful;) All those birthday capes are great;) And I am sure you are a very happy mom with your son coming home safely;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  6. Love the cape idea and your quilting is great.

    Happy that your son is back home again.

  7. So glad to hear your DS is back home again safe and sound. Tell him Thank You for his service to us all!

    The capes are so cute and a great idea for your GS's party!

  8. You are becoming an expert at free motion quilting. I have been toying with the idea. Love the little capes!


  9. great FMQ especially on the circles. Those adorable grands will love those capes.

  10. Love your kaleidoscope block!!!
    So nice DS made it back safely!! Enjoy Jonah's party!!