I had an idea for another free motion practice project today, but I ran out of time to make it, so it's back to the archives again! This was an online challenge through Quilting Arts Magazine a few years ago, a swan quilt based on a photo they posted. This one got me a Grand Champion ribbon at the fair one year too, it was a fun little project. The nest is part applique, part free motion, and a little bit of colored pencils to add shadows. The feathers are free motion stitched. I made the swan separately with brocade and wool batting, then added to the quilt for more dimension.
I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing. After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now starting to design kits and patterns Some of these are now available from Keepsake Quilting also. I teach classes at a local quilt shop, The Material Girls, and would love to do more traveling and teaching eventually. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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