Tuesday, May 29, 2012
May 2012 FMQ Challenge
This month's free-motion quilting challenge was presented by Leah Day. Her excellent tutorial included lots of helpful hints on getting started with free motion as well as a couple of videos.
The foundation designs she demonstrated she calls double stippling. To begin you stitch a large squiggle line and then double stitch over that line with loops. For the second practice piece the double stitching is straight lines and angles that create a railroad track effect.
I liked both these designs and will use them in future projects.
I had a lot of problems with the machine I have here at the cabin. I have a piece of wood that I plan on cutting to the shape of my machine bed and then adding supports so I will have a nice larger flat surface for the fabric to lay upon while I stitch.
Please check out SewCalGal's blog for more information about the challenge.