Thursday, January 12, 2012

FMQ-along

I joined the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge hosted by SewCalGal.  Each month, an expert machine quilter will share a tutorial on free motion quilting.  If you sign up, take the pledge to follow along, and then post your results via a link up, you are eligible for some awesome prizes.
January's expert is Frances Moore.  She demonstrates how to stitch a leaf with some inner detail.  I found it very easy to follow along with the video and I liked my results.  I wimped out on doing some of the veining detail because I am not confident when it comes to backtracking. So I will just practice this aspect a lot more.  
I used Konfetti by Wonderfil, a 50wt,  top and bottom and a #90/14 quilting needle. 
Here's my practice piece and I think this design was great for me because it showed me how to fill in space by changing directions with the design. 


13 comments:

  1. WOW. Impressive. You will be an expert in no time if you keep at it.

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  2. Great job Linda, I liked this leaf pattern , it was fun to do .

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  3. This is a fun design...very valentine'ish too!

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  4. Wow - your sample looks terrific!

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  5. You look like an expert already !! I love the detail inside the leaf pattern...great idea!

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  6. I like how you added a swirl in some of the leaves. Cute.

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  7. Your leaves look great. You look like you have the rhythm down. I haven't shown my practice piece. I need to work at it a little bit more before I'm ready to share with the world.

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  8. oh yes!!! your practice piece is great!!

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  9. Your sample is great - especially with the swirl :) Well done!

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