December’s Free Motion Quilting Challenge from SewCalGal was provided by Patsy Thompson. Patsy encouraged us to have fun free motion quilting borders. So I created this 22″ piece with a center medallion and 5 borders for the challenge. I used cotton sateen, wool batting and a variety of threads. I marked the feather spine, center medallion circles and the squares-the rest was unmarked.
This was a fun one to do and I pretty much did what came to mind. I do see that the second border in from the edge would have benefited from a darker thread. I actually kind of like the piece now and I’m kicking myself for marking a few of the borders with a regular mechanical pencil. The marks don’t seem to be coming out and I’d actually like to bind this up and hang it or make it into a pillow.
Anyone know a surefire method to get pencil out?