2012 FMQ Challenge: May

20 05 2012

May already! This month’s FMQ tutor is Leah Day. I’ve been following Leah’s Free Motion Quilting Project (365 designs) for some time and have my own library of her designs that I’ve stitched; it’s not complete, but nearly…

Anyhow, I had a few minutes this weekend to try out her designs for the 2012 FMQ Challenge. Both were based on a meander around a wavy line — the first meander was a classic curved one, the second a more boxy design.

I used a spare scrap of off-white batik, some low-loft cotton battting, a contrasting deep purple Isocord 100% polyester thread, and stitched it on my Sweet Sixteen, of course.

Here are my practice pieces:

Personally, I found this one very simple to do, compared to others we’ve done (feathers, marking, in particular). Not that there’s anything wrong with that — it’s just an observation. Besides, it’s always nice to have a variation on a meander/stipple design that breaks it up and adds more interest and texture.



6 responses

20 05 2012

Both of your FMQ designs turned out well….have especially been drawn to ‘railroad tracks’ (the 2nd one). Leah has certainly been an awesome teacher!

22 05 2012

Great work Rhonda! Agreed, Leah is an awesome teacher.

24 05 2012
sherry smedley

turned out well

28 05 2012

Great job. Hope you are having fun in the 2012 FMQ Challenge.


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