Thursday, 26 January 2012

FMQ Challenge

I decided to join in SewCalGal's Free Motion Quilting Challenge 2012 - well, anything that will help me improve has got to be worth a try !  With a lesson each month from a list of very impressive teachers, even I can't fail to learn something :-)

Rather than make the suggested sampler quilt, I thought to make up a 'sample folder', an idea suggested in Patsy Thompson's DVDs. Why am I  using this idea - well, a while ago I managed to 'click' on the wrong box when ordering wadding, and when my parcel arrived instead of the natural I was expecting, I had a whole load of black !

This has been lurking in a dark corner screaming 'stupid' at me everytime I look at it, so what better way to try and reduce it than this

First sample attempt complete with a couple of wobbles,but think this might be a better one to keep

Not perfect by any means, but I am quite pleased with the uniformity of the stitches and the spacing even if some of the shapes are a bit iffy.

I have the folder


Now all I need is to dig out some fabric to cover it !

January's lesson,  by Frances Moore, can be found here if you'd like to see it, and it's not too late to join in either!

1 comment:

QuiltSue said...

Your first attempt was good, but the second is brilliant. I wish I could do anything half as good.