Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Decorative meandering

March is Ann Fahl with a creative twist to filler meandering. Found this much easier than last month's feathers for some reason. I think I'll use it in the border of a small doll quilt I'm teaching at Tiger Lily in June.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Machine in dry dock

My 1130 is waiting for a feed motor so I haven't started my march practice yet. Still struggling with Diane feathers from February bathe definitely don't come easy. Tried a combined feather wreath with France's leafy vine. Slow but sure. Miss my 1130.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

More February feathers

Have really had to work on these feathers and to make matters worse, my FMQ machine is in the shop! Amazing how you can get attached to the feel of a particular machine, isn't it. Anyhow here are a few pics of my latest practice. Still not quite there enough to put in my sampler, but definitely approaching muscle memory.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February challenge

First tTry
Second Try
Trying a little smaller on the right
Latest Attempt

Here are my first 4 days of practice. Was pretty discouraged on day 1,but hanging in there, a few tips from a good friend and a good re-read of DG's tutorial, and I have hope!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

End of January

January was great. Those leaves are definitely in my muscle memory. Great tutorial from Frances Moore. Started my FMQ sampler.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A few more shots

I just figured out how to put multiple pics in one post. Hopefully I'll remember t the next time.

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Practice for real

I thought it would be a good idea to use some of my UFO'S for real world practice in this challenge, so here's my first project. I put the leafy vine in the border-all with red thread- Hard to see, but it gave me a good workout in multi-directional leaves. That's something I tend to have a big problem with. Hopefully this challenge will get me over that!

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