Frances Moore with a meandering leaf motif. SewCalGal post for Jan is here. Now I know I should be using my DSM, but I just got a new Long Arm ( aka April) and I REALLY need the practice. I've read that it takes a year to become proficient at the long arm machine and will the challenge is for a full year, lucky me!! Right now I can do one thing on the long arm and that's it. And it's not leaves!! Well so I spent a little while drawing a few different leaves and narrowed it down to two. I liked one and my husband liked the other - go figure :) He is usually right for some odd reason when it comes to quilting - how does that happen???? So I decided to give both a try on a sample. Of course what actually came out was a hybrid of the two, so we were both right! Aw, now that's nice. And here's a sample of what I have going on. I'm doing this around all the stars and the borders. So by the time I'm done with this exercise I'll be able to do two things on April and one of them will be leaves. Thanks Frances for a great challenge.