As well as taking the free motion pledge at SewCalGal, I am following along with Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting Project (click here for details). I am absolutely loving this project. Leah has taken us back to the basics of free motion quilting and every week we learn a new skill to practice. I have been a bit behind in the project but thanks to Leah having the month of May off, I have managed to catch up.
Last week we were focusing on straight lines and sharp points with a design called circuit board. I thought this would be relatively easy but I was very mistaken! I found the straight lines quite hard and really had to concentrate to stop myself from rounding the corners. My practice sample leaves a lot to be desired. I was concentrating so hard on trying to get square corners and watching my stitch length that I forgot about spacing and scale.
This week we worked on loopy lines which was much more in my comfort zone. The loops just seem to flow better for me and I feel relaxed when stitching this one. I think I prefer a smaller spaced design although it would also look great on a larger scale meandering over a quilt top. I have a couple of flimsy's ready to be sandwiched up so I just might be brave enough to try this design on one of those.
Thanks so much for this wonderful project Leah. Your relaxed style of teaching means I do not feel at all intimidated and my confidence to try new designs is growing each week.