Today is Free Motion Quilting Friday over at Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting Project.
The rules are simple:
- Link up with a post that features something about Free Motion Quilting (FMQ).
- Somewhere in your post, you must link back to Leah's blog, or you can just post the FMQF button in your sidebar.
- Comment on at least a few of the other FMQF links. Share your love of free motion quilting and make this weekly link up a fun way to connect!
This week I finished practicing a bunch of the stitches that Leah has been using over on the Express Your Love project. I would like to turn this design into a larger version with different colored thread for Easter.
After reading about Leah's dissatisfaction with her quilt, I am wondering if I should pick one variegated thread like I did here, or choose multiple soft pastels. Or I could quilt it almost all in white and make the cross and the banner gold. I think what works in my sample - despite the blue/green thread - is that the stitches really stand out when they are all in the same thread.
Also, I don't like zippling. Especially micro-zippling. But I am starting to really get a feel for my FMQing. I don't think I had any thread breaks or nests on this at all!