Today was a beautiful day, my walk was awesome. I love exploring neighborhoods as the weather changes... and right now, in February, crocus are blooming and daffodils are sprouting. It's like spring out there and I love it. I think it's because of that spring feeling that I picked out some new yellow fabrics for a swing at the monochromatic challenge by the Modern Quilt Guild. I'm really excited to start something new! I've been trying my hand at circles this weekend for use in the quilt. I made a pattern on Illustrator and traced the paper print out onto fabric and cut out the shapes. I've been making a few "mug rugs" to practice sewing on a curve. This is my first try:
Then I tried appliqué, I got this really cute deer fabric from a swap at the PMQG meeting a few months back:
I think I can do better a second time around with the sewn-in circle... but these will still work for a set of mug rugs :-)
I found a plastic plate that can go over the feed dogs on my machine and I was really excited at first, but it's still really hard to push the fabric around for free-motion-quilting. So either these will end up with straight lines or maybe I can get to Modern Domestic this Friday to used their machines... hmmm...