It's that time again! I did a quick practice after drawing this design, and also printing out Wendy Sheppard's pictures so I could practice tracing the jester hats. Finger tracing over her drawing did help. Drawing my own and stitching my own need more work. The design is fun, though, and gives a great interest and dimension to the quilt. I do have plans to use this design on a few mug-rugs and place mats. They will be a great size to practice on, and I could use some in my house.
So, here's my practice.
The piece of muslin I picked wasn't very large, but it did give me some practice moving the design around, and I loved adding the center part. Some of those look great, and others need work. But practice is good.
After I did that practice, I finally worked on a table runner. I am really trying to practice different FMQ skills with every piece I do. This one has a loopy center in the pieced blocks, and feathers in the border. I am getting better at them, especially the left side. The right still needs practice, lol. It's helping, though.
Both items used Aurifil 50wt cotton thread, and Warm & Natural batting.
I also baked some brownies today. I really needed something chocolate! These are just decadent!
And there is a possible romance in the works, too. We'll see what develops with that. We met on Eharmony, and are enjoying getting to know each other. I named this runner New Romance, partly because of him, and partly because the Benartex fabrics were called Flower Market 2 Romatic.
Serendipity, I think.