Saturday, February 7, 2015

Quilt Shop Gal February Free-Motion Quilting Challenge

This month Darlene at Quilt Shop Gal hosted Leah Day as this month's expert. There were three choices for February's pillow.  Since I have been looking for more background fillers, I chose Option 1.  Leah has a great video showing how to free-motion quilt her design, "Railroad Tracks".  I found this background rather relaxing to quilt.

I love the orphan block I choose to use.  Being in the midst of winter, this block gives me a taste of spring.

I used the railroad tracks in the background, but due to the print, the quilting blends in.  This picture shows the quilting from the back side.  I chose not to put another fabric on the back of this square, since I was making it into a pillow.

I auditioned different thread, but any color other than white would have distorted the dragonfly print.

I am especially pleased with the flowers.  It is fun to add shape and depth with free motion quilting.


  1. Wow very beautiful Sandra.
    Exellent job for this month challenge!

  2. Beautiful! The railroad tracks look great in the background. ~Jeanne

  3. It turned out really pretty and springy too! Great job!

  4. Your pillow makes me long for spring. Lovely.

  5. You did a lovely job quilting this beautiful pillow!

  6. Really beautiful pillow and very inspired quilting!