Thursday, August 16, 2012

FMQ Challenge - August

For my sample block, I did 2 versions of the Jester Hat.  The regular one, which I also used on the curling iron holder shown in the previous FMQ post, and a variation Wendy Sheppard called Cultured Jester Hat.  I think this version is the one I'll use on my Jelly Roll Race quilt.  I used my Bernina Embroidery Software, the Art Canvas section, to draw both of these as borders and I can use them as panthograms.  If I had a longarm, I would be free motioning like crazy, but since I have very limited depth for quilting on my small frame & Juki, I've found panthograms work really well for me.

FMQ Challenge August 2012
I am so very pleased with my progress so far.  Maybe next year I'll get lots of practice quilting all these BOMs that I'm working on this year! Thanks again to SewCalGal for offering this challenge.

Keep on Stitchin'!


  1. Looking good.....fingers crossed that mine turn out 1/4 as well when I try

  2. Hi Marjorie. Thanks! I'm sure your's will be great. I had more trouble on this smaller square than I did on the curling iron carrier. Even tho I baste down the edges of the fabric, I still get caught on the sides and can't move the fabric as well. Luckily, these blocks will be trimmed down to 8" for my sampler quilt. What a great visual reference this quilt will be!!