The August Free Motion Quilt Challenge at SewCalGal is a tutorial from the very talented Wendy Sheppard. Wendy is a pattern designer, teaches free motion quilting, and has been published in several quilting magazines. She generously shares projects, tips and techniques on her blog, Ivory Spring.
Wendy shares her “Jester” free motion quilting design for this challenge. I’ve been following her blog for some time, so I’ve had opportunity to practice this design already. In fact, I used it in June’s challenge.
I decided to use this design in an art quilt that I am working on. You can find that quilt here.
I’ll be practicing this design more, as I still must concentrate to change directions. For some reason, I have a mental block changing directions. I also want to try Wendy’s variation of her design.
This photo is the back. You can see it better, I think. I am using Wonderfil Invisfil 100 weight polyester thread in the bobbin and Mettler 60 weight cotton embroidery thread in the top. My tension is set on 0.