My new 100 Day Project is underway. With 9 days left on Quilting the Countdown, I'm on Day 10 of my new project, 100 Days of Free Motion Quilting.
I'm committed to at least 15 minutes of free motion quilting each day, though I'm certainly averaging a bit more. The first quilt (and 9 of my first 10 days quilting) has been my elephant quilt (from Elizabeth Hartman's Spectacular Savanna pattern).
I began by quilting the trunk and head. Then began on the ears.
I used nested Cs to fill each section on the ear. You can really see the dimension of the quilting in the dramatic lighting of the last photo above.
Today I got started on the filler for the right ear. It takes me about 15 minutes to fill two sections. I think the first ear was about an hour of quilting all told.
On Saturday I took a break from the elephant to quilt my Virtual Vacation submission to Project QUILTING.
This quilt had a combination of straight line and curves free motion quilting. I used the seaweed and coral as my inspiration for the free motion quilting on this section of my quilt.
I think I have three more days of quilting the right elephant ear and then I suspect a filler motif in the background will go more quickly. Maybe I'll have that one finished by my next update on Day 20. You can see daily pics on Instagram @sarahgoerquilts.
Hi Sarah, I love that elephant!! Your quilting is beautiful, and the perfect choice. You've created movement in those wonderful ears.
Thank you, Lea. All the credit to my friend Mel for talking through quilting ideas with me for the ears. After I finished the trunk and face I felt really stuck and the ears were giant and daunting. ;-)
Oh, but so worth it!! Well, it's easy for me to say. :-) Your friend Mel is great at this. You did a beautiful job.
Thank you, Lea! I need to get a new update up. I'm not sure where the last four weeks went! :-)
Andrée G Faubert
Hi Sarah, how wonderful to be doing 100 days of FMQ. That's something that I will do....one day. It's still my favourite part of making quilts. Your elephant's ears look great. If you ever feel like it, please consider linking up to Free Motion Mavericks, with either Muv or I. Take care!
Thank you, Andrée. I'll try to keep an eye on Free Motion Mavericks. I'm behind on an update for my project. Are you following along on Instagram?