I worked some more on my Mermaid Swoon pillow block, and got the quilting finished.
I decided to quilt the rest of the main (outer) part of the block with the curved outline stitching I started with, and then I did some more detailed stitching in the center square. You can click on the photo above to see it on flickr if you want a closer look. It's definitely not perfect, but I'm planning on practicing this type of quilting some more and I have faith that I'll improve over time :).
This photo (above) shows the orange/turquoise plaid that I'm going to use for the back of the pillow. It's from Connecting Threads, and I think it's a pretty good match. I might use it for binding, too. Maybe on the bias?
So now it's time for you to show off your free motion quilted projects! Here are the rules:
*Post a link to a blog post or flickr photo showing a free motion quilted project you finished this month. The project can be something that was started earlier than this month.
*Link to a specific blog post, not your blog's main page. (Click on the title of the blog post to get to the page for that post.)
*The link-up will be open until 10 p.m. (Pacific time) on February 1, and prizes will be drawn (and posted on my blog) with the help of the random number generator on February 2.
Here are the prizes:
One set of four cones of their Essential Pro polyester thread in Natural from Connecting Threads.
One Hawthorne Threads gift certificate for $50.
And three Fat Quarter Shop gift certificates for $50.
Thanks again to Connecting Threads, Hawthorne Threads, and Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring Focus on Free Motion Quilting!