And the Winner Is…

Free Motion QuiltThank you to all of you who entered Wednesday’s giveaway of Molly Hanson’s new book:  Free Motion Quilting for Beginners and those who think they can’t…


I was impressed to hear how many of you quilt 20 or more hours per week!

(I was also impressed to hear how many insomniac-quilters we have in this group!)

I include myself in the group that quilts about 10-15 hours/week.


In honor of Molly’s book, today’s quilt sample is one of my beginner vase quilts.  I was experimenting with several free motion quilting techniques:  following a stencil, echo quilting, different threads-and  binding—OH that binding-those corners make me cringe! As you can see–this quilt is FAR FROM PERFECT!  Yet I love it and use it all the time..


What about YOU?

Can YOU overlook some of the warts and wobbles in YOUR free motion quilting and enjoy your practice pieces!?

We’d love to hear how YOU use YOUR practice pieces!  (And how YOU overcome perfectionism…)



PS…And the winner is….Helen Lawrence–Congratulations, Helen! (Please contact me at

If you did not win FMQ for Beginners…it is available at Amazon  and at YOUR local quilt shop.

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