I have completed my first piece for SewCalGal's The FMQ Challenge 2012.
This month June - is Cindy Needham, which I have REALLY been looking forward to.
How wonderful that she is able to freely pass on her knowledge to us all.
Thank you so much Cindy!
The backing has been starched and ironed, I have used a wool batting and blue satin for the top.
All layers have been pinned together ready for fixing together
My piece has been zig zagged together and marked with a Marvy purple disappearing ink pen.
The only problem I have with this is you need to get it sewn fairly soon after marking, as it truley does disappear.
The large squares are 1" and the smaller ones are 1/2 "
Here is the back of my piece.
Only the squares were drawn - it was all FMQ on my DSM
I used a 70 Top Stich needle, Aurifil 50 thread top and bobbin.
The tension was 3.0 eventually!
Yesterday I got these fabrics ..
The gold is Dupioni
And the last two are some sort of satin that I will use to practis on.
I have had issures with tension as I am using the 440QE...but for the moment it is sorted, and I am off to work out some more.
I am SO looking forward to when my 820 comes back
Oh - I nearly forgot. I have joined the Superior Thread University to learn more about threads...I have been preparing to do the first of the monthly lessons. I have some new thread a lovely folder and it really sounds so interesting...oh and a DVD.