|This is my fav. I really took my time doing this one.|
At the 2012 FreeMotion Challenge, hosted by SewCalGal, feathers are in! Diane Gaudynski is the expert of the month. And you sure have to be expert to make the feathers that she creates with her free-motion skill. I had practiced feathers last year, so I had a feel for them. I practiced the technique in the tutorial and it became a bit easier each time. I found my biggest problem is going too fast! When I slow down and concentrate on keeping an even speed, I do a lot better. I have had to start using my machine's speed control function to cure this problem. I used Masterpiece 50#/2 top and bottom and a #80 topstitch needles. Diane's instructions are great and she gives some wonderful hints for successful FMQ. Check out her blog here. I visit often.