Saturday, 6 April 2013

Free Motion Friday

Thanks to the Easter break I did complete some quilting on my Express Your Love goddess quilt.

I filled in some of the rays with zippling.  I enjoyed doing this design and started off really well. What I found though was that as the area to be filled got bigger so did my zippling.  I had a little trouble keeping the scale consistent but even though it is not 'micro' I am quite happy with the overall result.

I still hope to finish the rays with another design before I head back to work next week.

I also managed to complete a WIP.  I made this mini quilt with left over fabric from another quilt.  I did not follow any pattern or design.  I literally sewed strips together without thought, rhyme or reason.  This is the result.

I decided to quilt it with a simple stipple but I did try to challenge myself by stippling on a large scale.  I had to concentrate to keep the larger curves smooth but overall it is not too bad.

I still have a ways to go with my free motion quilting but I am gaining confidence every day.  Not so long ago I had to psych myself up before starting.  Now I am no longer afraid to dive right in.  It's only fabric and thread after all.

Leah Day has been the main reason I can fearlessly take on the fmq challenge.  Her down to earth approach and encouragement is inspiring.  Today I am linking up with her Free Motion Friday linky party. 

Have a great day.



  1. Hello Sue,

    Wonderful work with all the infill, and I love the mini quilt. It's such a great way to use up all the little scraps.

    I know exactly what you mean by psyching yourself up. I always felt it was like jumping into cold water, but those days are behind me now - just.

    Love from England,

  2. Love the white and brown for Express your Love. I have some white material I was thinking of using. I am making the spoonflower panel and enjoying the different stitches. The colors in the spoonflower are not my favorite, but it is good to practice on. I am working on orders for things for others right now so I haven't had time for my projects. I like the money I make, but not sure I like taking time away from my work.

  3. Your FMQ is looking awesome! I love the mini quilt too.

  4. I love your color choice for Express Your love. Your Mactavishing is beautiful!

  5. I love your color choices for your Goddess quilt. She is going to be beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more of her.

  6. Incredible progress! Great work!