I'm taking part in the FMQ Challenge for 2012. And I've decided instead of making sandwiches or sample quilts, I'm going to do my FMQ quilting practice on whatever I am working on at the time each segment is posted once a month. This month I was working on a charity quilt, so that is what I tried the continuous leaf pattern provided by Frances Moore. It is a rag quilt and perfect to try on small squares. At right are my first 4 squares (if you click on the photo you can see the enlargement and see the quilting better). Going clockwise from upper left, you see the pattern going from bad to better. I used an 80/12 needle with blue thread in bobbin and pink thread on top. You are looking at the back. I had to adjust the tension to be a little looser so that the pink thread would not show on the back. So here are the blocks incorporated into the rag quilt.
I'm liking this pattern. I can see using it on sashing or a border. It's my favorite thing this friday as I cough and shiver through my day. On my sidebar, you'll find the button for both the 2012 FMQ Challenge and Shay's Favorite Thing Friday. Go see what others are liking.