Not happy to just take two pieces of fabric and some batting to practice on, I decided that I could kill two birds with one stone and make a mini quilt to be donated to the Cobblestone Quilt Guild's Silent Auction that will be held at our show in March. And then to make it really interesting I decided that I would use the painting technique from a DVD I had recently acquired (Dynamic Quilt Design by Susan Brubaker Knapp) and use up some of my scrap fabric for a border (I have a hard time throwing fabric away and have numerous plastic shoe boxes - sorted by color - full of small scraps of fabric.)
So I started with a drawing I made of a violet type flower and then started painting:
I then added a border of purple fabric:
And then at long last I was able to do the free-motion challenge of a heart shaped leaf.
I struggled a little bit with the tension going between the painted fabric and the border - I should have used a smaller needle - a learning experience.
And finished in the nick of time.