I am participating in the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge over at SewCalGal. This month’s free motion quilt expert is the lovely Leah Day, whose blog is the home of the 365 Day Free Motion Quilt Project. Leah is a fabulous inspiration, both as a quilter, and as a generous fellow human being.
Leah gave two assignments…a Double Stipple and Railroad Tracks. Here are my practice pieces.
Yes…I broke the ‘rule’. You know, the one about using the same thread for the front and the back. I admit it…I rarely use the same thread in both. Please don’t tell the quilt police!
And I find that I have trouble creating a large stipple. There is just something in my brain that won’t tell my hands to create wider spaces. I did try. I need to work on that.
Apparently, I don’t do angles either. These are funny lookin’ tracks for sure. A bit more practice and I might even like this. I think the problem, for me, is that straight lines take more concentration. I don’t want to think too much.
Leah does them both much, much better!