The June FMQ challenge tutorial is from Cindy Needham. Her tutorial was extremely helpful and I do want to thank her for participating. First, I want to thank her for handout on beginning and ending quilting lines. When I read her method, I was so relieved because I had just spent a lot of time burying my threads in a quilt and I did not like that method at all. I also liked what she had to say about imperfection! She said, "My quilts are full of beautiful texture and movement and they are imperfect...and I love them." And her advice on quilting circles really works. Go to SewCalGal, click on the June FMQ challenge on the right side, and you can read Cindy's tutorial for all the details.
My submission below was really fun to do. I used some of her ideas and actually came up with an idea or two of my own! I hope to be able to incorporate these ideas in some of my quilts.
I finished this twin size quilt and while it's not my favorite, I do like it a lot and am glad I got it finished. It was started at least 4 (maybe more) years ago when I took a class at the local quilt shop, which has sadly gone out of business.
Some of the gals from my quilt guild are now knitting baby hats for the Children's Hospital and I have started as well. We get together on Saturday mornings at a coffee shop to knit and talk. I hope to go for a little while tomorrow as it is fun and the raspberry mocha coffee is yummy! The baby hats can easily be knitted while riding in the car or truck too.