Last minute free motion sample

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This is the third month of SewCalGal’s 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge. Wow! This month nearly got away from me. Wonder how that happened? Anyway, after dinner tonight, I pulled out a fat quarter of pink Kona cotton, some batting scraps and some muslin. I quickly prepared a quilt sandwich, and away I went. This time I ran the machine faster than I normally would. It was fun, although maybe not as neat as I typically like.

This time Ann Fahl was the guest teacher. She was encouraging everyone to try some simple fill techniques other than the standard (and often boring), meandering stipple technique. There were lots of curvy patterns this month, which are loads of fun! Loops and swirls. After doing each pattern for a while, I spent a little time trying to add to the original idea, either with extra loops or a more loose approach.

Wiggles are fun, but they can quickly get away from you if you’re not careful! I used some King Tut variegated thread, and that helped hide some of the unintended wobbles. It was a nice way to finish a long, busy day.

  1. Sharon Driver

    Oh I like….Hmmm….I have numerous UFOs that need to be quilted…..okay, so it wasn’t the greatest thought. I’ll have to get back to practicing….