The Ultimate Quilt Challenge was created to encourage quilters to learn/improve their free-motion quilting skills. While any free-motion quilting style or motif could be used, the core focus of this challenge was to incorporate any of the versatile Ultimate Quilting Stencils, which have been designed by Cindy Needham, a Master Free-Motion Quilting Expert. Participants in this challenge could share a project previously completed that incorporated any of these stencils, quilters could use the downloadable Master Templates to sketch out and share ideas they’ve created on paper or electronically, or the final option to enter, was to stitch out any project, any size, any style, any design, using any of the Ultimate Stencils, but do so during the summer of 2016.
Today I’m thrilled to share photos from some of the participants. I strongly believe all of the entries were absolutely beautiful and I hope that they inspire you to learn/improve your free-motion quilting skills, as well as see the versatility of using the Ultimate Quilting Stencils. I also want to encourage you to click thru to visit these blogs, as the participants shared more photos and insights and many have more posts for inspirational FMQ, as well as working with the Ultimate Stencil Collections.
Karen of the Quilt Yarn shared an amazing whole cloth quilt which she had previously created, using some of the stencils from various Ultimate Stencil Collections. Her project measures 35″x35″ and incorporates the original Ultimate Stencil Collection, as well as some hyperquilting techniques from Patsy Thompson.
Anna of Anna’s Quilting Studio shared her doodle/sketch ideas for designs using some of the Ultimate Stencils.
Karen of the Quilt Yarn shared a variety of doodle/sketch ideas using various Ultimate Stencils. Karen has also shared a number of blog posts showing more stunning design ideas that she has sketched on paper, but recently she has also been sharing tips for using software for creating electronic sketches for various FMQ motifs appropriate for blocks, or wholecloth quilts.
Patty D of A Stitch N Time also shared inspirational doodle/sketch design ideas.
Kearstie of KB’s Quilting shared her sketch designs, which incorporated some of the Ultimate Quilting Stencils. And she shared a lovely project she stitched out with this design this summer.
Laura of Laura Luvs Loons shared sketches with us, for her design idea that incorporated some of the Ultimate Quilting Stencils. She applied FMQ ideas to a Vintage Linen to create a stunning table runner which she stitched out this summer.
Vicki of Fabric Under Foot shared her sketches with us, which incorporated some of the Ultimate Background Stencils. And while Vicki is still stitching out this lovely project, she shared with us a photo show how much she has progressed this summer.
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