Friday, June 29, 2012
Free Motion Quilt Project sewalong #1 and applique
Well enough of that!! I have been "researching" Leah Day and her Free Motion Quilting Project (bottom on right). I sat down last week and quilted my first quilt. Then I meet Angela H. Visit her blog here. She posted on Leah's FB page that she was going to start the sew along the next day!! So I shouted right out at her and now I have a FMQP buddy!! She made her's on Monday and I couldn't wait to get in there Tuesday. Now for those that do not know how it works, we get a sandwich of quilt and practice what she tells us to do. I have learned that my stitches are not too bad, my fluid movements need a lot of work. I am still putting some tension on my needle, but it was a lot better. I did my sew along in red thread, so we could see it better. I also used the elastic method for stretching it out, that worked out really well.
I like to end with something I ma good at. I am not good at the big scale, but I do the small scale much much better!
After I finished that up I went on to a quilt that I had made a while ago. I decided to do the jelly roll race. I was not really happy with the fabric in the end, and in fact called it the most ugly quilt I have ever made. I concluded that a big ugly flower would make it a mot nicer. Applique, remember, I do not do that.
I was outside the other day in the rain. Today was the first time the sun has been out in a week.