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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Free Motion Quilting Challenge November 2012

Free Motion Quilting Challenge November 2012

Here is my Challenge piece.  I am not good with circles and will be practising more soon.  
However  I have done November for now. 

Thank you to SewCalGal  for this wonderful chance to improve all our FMQ, with such a great group of expert tutors - one each month - it is SEW special.
This month we were fortunate to have the talented Sarah Vedeler as our November FMQ Expert.


I did do some drawings first ... but not many I must admit...and there I think I fell down.

Sarah has some wonderful  print outs for practise , and these we are able to copy and trace and PPP before we start the sewing, and more PPP.

You can tell I was short on time and need a lot more practise.
I started with the small ones, drew some lines yesterday with purple disappearing ink pencils... and it had all disappeared by this morning as it has been humid here. I did one line of the large circles trying to keep to what lines I could see, However after that I improvised... as you no doubt can see.

Then as I just love how have tried to copy what Janet McElroy has been doing on some of her pieces
for the Challenge.

Satin on the top Cotton on the backing and wool batting. the top is quilted with silk thread and the bobbin with Aurifil.
Not sure what size needle.
I used a King Tut thread on the top - Didn't quite go with the mat but its just a trial.
Unfortunately I done have a cording foot and am not sure how to improvise.

That's it for now.

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