Thursday, May 31, 2012

FMQ for May

This is my best 8'x8' sample of this month's FMQ Challenge. This is Leah Day's contribution to this year long challenge. I think this is a technique that I will be able to perfect.
At first I had quite a few 'eyelashes' on the back. After doing some reading on the subject I discovered that it didn't have anything to do with tension. Rather, it was due to going too fast on the curves. It is a challenge to get the right speed of the needle and the speed with which I move the quilt matched so I don't get eyelashes. I am still afraid to try this on a quilt. I need more practice.

4 comments:

  1. It sure looks a lot better than anythign I produced so far ... which is why I'm loving my straight (well I aim for straight) lines...

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  2. Sure looks a whole lot better than my stuff - ;)) One of my intended projects for June is to try to improve my FMQ skills - this "Challenge" just might be the way to go - ;))

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  3. That looks great. At least you've managed to get the fabric to move under the foot =D

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  4. When I first started FMQ I thought I would never be able to control the design. I am happy to say that what everyone says is true. It just takes time and practice. You are doing great.

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