Tuesday, 30 December 2008

FMQ Day 5

Today I started with feathers. I thought I would try the contemporary ones that Patsy teaches as the traditional ones are more uniform in design and I thought it might be better to start with contemporary ones!

I don't know about contemporary but my attempts are certainly different.

I am not sure if I am getting better with these or not but I shall keep practicing.

I must try and stop working myself into a corner. As you can see I really need to practice, practice, practice.

I changed DVDs and started working on Vines and Leaves. I love leaves. In fact I chose leaves for my City & Guilds research project and have interpreted them in every medium available. Free motion quilting them - well that's something else.
This was meant to be leaves with curlicues - more work on this one needed methinks.

I only had one quilt sandwich left so I popped in Patsy new DVD and tried this design.

I am off to make up some more quilt sandwiches as my time is limited tomorrow but if I have them ready and available I can practice when time permits.

I changed thread today to a Metler poly sheen.

Thanks for dropping by.


Deb H said...

Carol, your FMMQ is very nice. I teach this, & I know it well! I would have only a couple of hints that might make you even happier with what you are doing.
#1-If you don't have them already get a pair of "Machingers", the white fitted gloves with silicone tips. Almost every one of my students buy a pair after they try mine. They make a world of difference in hand comfort control, & less muscle fatigue.

#2-On some of the "Contemporary" feather designs, if you aren't quite satisfied with it, do just one line of echo quilting around the outside edge of your feather, it tidies it up, giving the eye a more fluid line to run across, so even if the feathers get a little bumpy, the echo line smooths them out & makes them prettier! Students get really excited when they see the difference.

Sandy said...

I love leaves too and yours are wonderful.

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

hey these FMS look great! nice job. i have to work on that too, it can be tiring to the hands. and i love the bright colors in your mariners compass!

happy holidays


maggi said...

Love the quilting. Thanks to you I have just ordered some of the DVDs as 2009 is going to be my year of concentrating on quilting