Monday, 10 October 2011

Free Motion Friday (and yes I know its Monday!)

Recently Cindy at Fluffy Sheep Quilting mentioned she'd like to get more practice at FMQ. I said I'd practice with her, along with a few other bloggy mates and TA Dah, Free Motion Friday was born.

Every week Cindy will be setting us a challenge, week one was Shadow Waves. I'm a little late joining in but Ive done it and boy was it testing! This is supposed to be beginners stuff!

My first go was jerky, I couldn't get my arms into the groove! I love free motion embroidery but I always find it takes me a little while to loosen up and go with the flow. By my second go I was feeling the motion of those waves a lot more clearly and I'm really pleased with my attempt. Just don't look at the tension on the back - but that's why we use a patterned backing for quilts right? To hide the mistakes!

Hop over to Cindys to give the other Linky girls some FMQ encouragement!

Next week, or rather this week as I'm behind we will be quilting drop art, well my interpretation of it anyway, this drop art may turn out to be a bit on the impressionist side of art!


Flying Blind... said...

That second go looks fab!!!

(Not like an 'esticl' which is my word verification and has made me snigger!)

Alli said...

I'm so impressed by the fmq script you put on the side! :)

susan said...

You are a natural.

Katy Cameron said...

Heh, I like your plan for the back!

Nicky said...

This looks disgustingly good - are you sure you need practice??

Annabella said...

Looking good!