Marvelous Monday………..

The beginning of a new week. What goals have you set?? Remember, if none are set you will be sure to hit them!!!!! Have you set aside some minutes to practice your FMQ (Free Motion Quilting)??? It takes only (a minimum) of 10 to 15 minutes each day to achieve so much process muscle ‘memory’. Leah Day addresses this subject beautifully in her post today. Why don’t you take a moment and hop over to her place……..I’ll wait…. “The importance of Daily Practice”




If a blank muslin “sandwich” is giving you “quilter’s block”, grab a panel that might be lurking in your stash just crying for prettying up!!!! Or create a “block breaker” by spray basting/pinning a randomly cut large motif fabric to a solid fabric, sandwich and doodle……….see my post here for ideas.


Now…….let’s go quilt………stitch……thread doodle……………………..


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A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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13 Responses to Marvelous Monday………..

  1. Thread crazy says:

    Good morning. ..great post Doreen. Will check Leah out when I get bk. Looking forward to doodling…another day.

  2. mtetar says:

    Just right for the upcoming holidays. Very Nice, Mtetar

  3. witchylin says:

    Just popped over the Leah’s site and agree with her 10 minutes a day rather than 2 hours once a week practice. Your embroidered Christmas tree is lovely. Shows what practice can do.

  4. witchylin says:

    It doesn’t matter what it is on the practice makes it perfect.

  5. CJ says:

    Oh yum, that is just gorgeous Doreen!

  6. sharechair says:

    Oh, this is just GORGEOUS!!! I wish I could create like this. Just awesome!

  7. Doreen, you have totally spoiled me for looking at machine quilting. I went to a show last week and I was thinking, “This is really minimal quilting. It could be so much better!” Not that I can do any better at this point, but you have given me an idea of what can be done, and I feel challenged to bring my skills up to a level like that rather than be satisfied with just a few meanders. “Beautiful quilting or bust!” 🙂
    I bought some Glide bobbins too so we will see if that helps me along!
    Thank you for being so inspiring and always so generous with your tips and tricks.

  8. This is elegantly gorgeous. So rich looking.

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