My Sewful Retirement

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April One Monthly Goal

Happy Wednesday!


I’m choosing one of my easier UFO’s for  April’s One Monthly Goal.  It’s a wonky cross quilt using left over  10 x 10 inch squares from the Me and My Sister Layer cake Shades of Black. I believe I started this project sometime in 2014. My goal is to use some of the techniques I learned in Angela Walter’s “Dot to Dot” Craftsy class.

FMQ (free motion quilting) really scares me….

2018 OMG April










To prepare myself I made a set of placemats to practice my stippling. Normally I am a warm colored kinda gal but I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try soft pastels!

Voila set of 4 free motion quilted placemats — not bad??


placemat practice FMQ








What are you working on?


Until next time Happy sewing and quilting !

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7 thoughts on “April One Monthly Goal

  1. The placemats are so spring-y! Good for you for learning FMQ from Angela Walters. She is a great instructor. I am learning from her videos as well!

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  2. Nice placemats! I’m working on a charm square quilt and some scrappy blocks for something, haven’t decided just yet!

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  3. Your FMQ stippling is very impressive! I am still waiting for my FMQ skills to “click” , it’s a slowly but surely process.
    Your UFO is on it’s way to a beautiful finish 🎉


  4. Patty on said:

    Very nice. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

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