"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Practising FMQ for The Challenge

SewCalGal's Free Motion Quilting Challenge http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/free-motion-quilt-challenge.html  is a year-long session for anyone who wants to improve their skill at this facet of quilting.  Darlene of SewCalGal sent an email with a link to a quilter's video of how she makes feathers, and after watching her method I've been practising them today.  I haven't made two alike yet, but that's why we practise.

Edit:  This is the link to the video: http://joanne-threadhead.blogspot.com/2011/03/free-motion-feather-tutorial.html 







What is difficult for me is that feathers are done backwards,  beginning from the bottom and working up, so I can't see the stitches that I have to sew over.  That's my excuse, anyway, for the wavy lines:)
God Bless.

5 comments:

Donna said...

Looking good!

Pat said...

Nice job so far!

Barb said...

You are coming right along, love seeing your work!

QuiltSue said...

I think they're looking really good, especially in the last photo.

Soggibottom said...

I think my feathers would be a bit wonky :-) to say the least, no matter how many times I practised :-) Yours look perfect to me :-) X XX