2012 FMQ Challenge: July

29 07 2012

This month’s challenge looked to be a relatively simple piece to do, but I struggled with it. I’m not sure if it was the rush I did it in (almost the last day of the challenge before I got to it), or whether I just didn’t like ‘colouring in between the lines’ and being forced to crop a design because of defined edges. Or whether I just figured that doing this without marking or using a ruler for the long straight lines would make it look very amateur (I only free motion quilt on my Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen, so all straight stitches are free motion too, even if I use a ruler or mark the line).

Anyhow, I did it. I’m not particularly happy with it, but I did do it in about 10 minutes and didn’t practice first (yeah, I know….). Straight lines are wonky, and intended filler designs went out of kilter.



4 responses

30 07 2012

I haven’t kept up with the QALs but have been reading along. Am curious how this one would be to do. Working on the micro stipple pattern for Leah Day had some straight lines w/ fill (somewhat) and it took a bunch of concentration! I like yours a lot! I imagine it would take a heap of practice before I would be totally comfortable with this pattern.

2 08 2012

Looks fine to me Rhonda.

2 08 2012
Janet O.

I do my FMQ on an HQ Sweet 16, too. I love it. You got your straight lines so much straighter than mine, and your filler designs look great!

13 12 2012

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