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.

3 comments:

  1. Good job on the challenge Diane. Your fmq looks fanastic.

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  2. ooops typo.. Your fmq looks fantastic.

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  3. Very good, Diane. This was a fun challenge, and I can see that I will be using these designs in the future.

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