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Friday, May 07, 2010

FMQ for the Challenge Friday May 7th.
I used YLI silk color 226 on the top and Aurofil 50 2314 in the bobbin.  I drew the two circles first with blue 'washout' pen and just roughly drew the spine of the large central feather.  All the rest was FMQ and I made u as I went.  I couldn't see where I was going :( and started the circles for the central feather on one of the feathers ...so I have extra circles :)Some of the quilting I have used a cream Aurofil thread in the top - my silk broke.  Every now and again I lost my concentration and got slightly muddled..for the fillers I just played... used some McTavishing for the first time... and finally I bound it in some of the binding fabric I had left over for the Prism Quilt ( which I also finished today and am hand-sewing the binding on.
Maybe a photo of that tomorrow]... and I washed the sample.  I have used cotton wadding .
I much prefer wool.

I am using my lap-top for this post..as my main computer has been turning on and off ALL day.  Very frustrating!

So this is the first day of the two weeks for the FMQ challenge...more tomorrow.

11 comments:

Cathi said...

I'm impressed! I can't even begin to imagine doing that.

Sandy said...

My goodness Joan! This looks wonderful...just sent you and email with demo pics- hope you will be able to see them Sandy

Crispy said...

A lovely practice piece. I can hardly wait to see the Prism quilt all completed!!

Crispy

Wendy said...

Nicely done! Beautiful shapes to your McTavishing. I get so envious of your feathers because you're always trying something new. LOL, I come up with ideas, but when I sit down to try them, they leave my head!

Sue-Anne said...

Looks great Joan. I admire anybody that can do FMQ, I am hopeless at it and leave it to the professionals.

Joanne said...

Looks fantastic!! I can't seem to get the hang of Mctavishing - yours looks great.
I am so glad that you are joining the free motion challenge!♥

Julia said...

A lovely practice piece. You are game Joan working with silk thread..
Julia ♥

ivoryspring said...

Ooooo... this is so artsy! I love your McTavishing!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Very beautiful! Your quilting is getting sooo good!

Miriam said...

Wonderful!!!
Goodness me, I hope I am that good one day!!!!

nima said...

wow...beautiful...