I have been practicing my free motion quilting over the last month. Thanks to SewCalGal and the commitment to meet her challenge, I have progressed to the March exercise with a little less stress in my shoulders than last month.
This month’s feature FMQ tutor is Ann Fahl. Ann has a very informative tutorial packed with advice on the finer points of free motion quilting. She suggests an easy way of starting your quilting exercises by creating several ‘quilt sandwiches’. These are covered with “doodles”; the little drawings created when you are thinking of other things. These doodle sandwiches are saved, like pages, building a ‘GO TO’ book for ideas when quilting a project.
Ann Fahl does NOT like stippling. She suggests there are so many more interesting ways to fill a space than plain meandering. She practices what she teaches and her gallery is worth an extended visit. If you click on individual pictures she has many close-up views of her work.Using her advice and a background ‘doodle’ of hers, I quilted my third heart!
I have outlined the heart with Aurifil Mako 28wt, as in the previous blocks. The quilted outline makes the heart sit up better on the surface…in my humble opinion.
And NOW for the close up!
Faithful to my pledge so far and….no more stippling!