|March||Ann Fahl - The tutorial will be made available only during the month of March 2012, per the requirement of Ann Fahl.|
I'm working on this design as part of the SewCalGal 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge.
This event will have a new designer and design each month - it will be open all year - so go to the SewCalGal site now to see the updates!
This month I drew the designs on papers in several different ways. Once I had a combination that was pleasing to me I set up the practice sandwich and sewed the design.
I sewed on the dark patterned fabric, the pink fabric was on the back.... I had no idea how the green thread would be hidden on the front - even in person it's difficult to see!
|Front of the sandwich|
The stitching on the back shows up well....
Squiggle, Squiggle with Stars or Hearts, and Swirls in the Center of Flowers in this sample.
|Back of sandwich with cake and drawn inspiration|
My first sewn attempt at this was a complete failure - I hadn't drawn the design and thought I could skip that step. I put the stitches in my sandwich so it would become part of my FMQAYGQAL so I used the seam ripper to remove those stitches. When I do that again I will post the photo here. (I'm having trouble with taking photos so just skipped taking the failure photo - I just hadn't followed the pattern correctly.)
Notice I used thread basting - the first time I have done that. Carolyn showed me how she thread basted so I thought I'd give it a try - it was real easy to do and since I made a frame with the basting I didn't have to remove any as I did this sample... I'll be trying this again for other projects.
I'm using some batting that my new friend Becky got me from her long-arming friend Martine had left over from some of her projects. I think it's polyester - it's softer and finer than any batting I have used before! (Neither of them have quilting blogs.)
You too can join up with the 2012 SewCalGal's Free-Motion Quilt Challenge now to become a better free motion quilter and have the chance to win fabulous prizes!!
To enter the March drawing:
1. Write blog entry or post a photo on Flicker. Copy and save the URL.
2. Then go to http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/free-motion-quilt-challenge.html
3. Click on the March link - you'll go to the screen with information about the challenge for March. The direct link is: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2012/03/march-2012-fmq-challenge-tutorial-by.html
4. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and add the link to your site.
I'm #139 on this list! I'm coding all my entries about this project with SewCalGalFMQ2012 so clicking on that will show the most recent post on top.