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Sunday, March 24, 2013

FMQ and playing,

FMQ and playing, - Sunday 24th March.

I have done some trapunto - and some FMQ over that last week...with many many interuptions.
Its far from perfect but I have really had fun.

I had huge problems with tensions - tried a few different threads

and many fillers.

The gold metallic I used around the outer part of the main design - was terrible - I had persevered for over half of the outline, and just had to puddle on.  Changed needles - altered tension - all to no avail.

Different fillers - some I had done before - some I improvised on.

I was happy with the trapunto, but hated the puffy wadding I used.  I will stick to wool... and use the puffy just for the trapunto I think

THe back was not good, but that's OK.  This piece is just for me... and it was great to practise.

Thats it for me - work again tomorrow...so I am off to the lane of nod 



Raewyn said...

You have been busy Joan - your trapunto looks so good - and I love that lovely rich colour you are using. Shame about threads playing up - hard when you are partway through something - do I persevere or stop and rip?! Love all those fillers you have used. yum yum

Quilting Babcia said...

What a lush and lovely piece! Looking at the photos one would never guess the troubles you had with the threads. I especially love the vase, it looks like Southwestern US or Mexican pottery design.

Joanne said...


Kim S said...

Lovve it!!!

Jenny K. Lyon said...

BEautiful piece-your feathers are wonderful! If you had trouble with the metallic, I'll bet it's the thread. I only use Superior and I never have problems. Use a topstitch needle and go a bit slower and I can do anything with it with no trouble. If I use Sulky, agh-it's a mess!!

Crispy said...

I wish I could draw some of your beautiful designs using a pencil, let alone with a sewing machine.


Lynette said...

Joan, this is so gorgeous! You've done such a pretty job. Wonderful mix of fillers around the main design. Gorgeous color, too.

mariarosaria said...

Che meraviglia! Io so trapuntare solo a mano e mi incanto davanti alla tua arte!!!Complimenti!
Auguri per una serena Santa Pasqua!!

Sue-Anne said...

It looks fantastic, your designs are beautiful.

Nana said...

This is so very, very pretty to look at.

Nana from Germany

Anonymous said...

I think its beautiful !!!! so not to be tough on yourself I love it myself

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