Wednesday, December 19, 2012
2012 FMQ Challenge
I have enjoyed the monthly challenges sponsored by SewCalGal and the introduction to so many experts and their techniques that they so graciously shared with us. The simple leaf pattern, feathers (oh, I lament), loopy loops and squigle flowers (I squigle good), motifs and stencils, fillers and scrolls, and playing with finding a pattern with in a fabric. I mainly used muslin , but some were used on projects - table runners, place mats, little zip purse made from the sample, and mini topper.
I learned I had trouble following lines, but let me go free and organic and I was on the flow! I tried these with all three of my machines discovering they each had their quirks with technique and threads - notations made in their manuals for when I want to use the process again. I use single thin bat for most of the samples, a couple I used a combination of ultra thin cotton with a layer of polycotton for a little more 'puff' accent. And I played with thread - I love thread - and have no fear of color thread!
I know I can FMQ on all three of my machines, with their limitations YET I still want that long arm!!
Thank you SewCalGal and Experts for sharing this year of growth with me,