Friday, January 22, 2010

Machine Quilting the Sampler

Earlier this week, I showed you the base for a free motion machine quilting sampler that myself and a couple of the other Friday girls are working on.

Last evening, as I sat down at my machine to start stitching, I had a bit of stitching fright... where do I start? will I do exactly what's in the picture? should I strive for even stitches or what? So many things to think about. It's a good thing that we were going to all bring our projects each week, because it forced me to at least start.

So I did this wavy line up the center of one of the furling frawn motifs. Is that even what it is...
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I was so pleased at the progress that the other 2 Friday girls made.

This is Lee's progress. These mussel shell like curlies are very smooth and even.
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And I love the great job she did on these lines that change direction. So nice and even. All the Friday girls loved them. I think I'll do that section next on my sampler.
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Vivian had fun with the pebbling. We all think that the pebbles take way too long. But aren't hers nice... And her little wavy designs are so effective and soothing.
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She also did these little leaf like designs. They are so nice and they turn every which way like they're supposed to. Nice job Vivian.
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So I have my work cut out for me. This week, I need to relax a bit and just stitch.
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Watch for another sampler update next Friday.

2 comments:

MissesStitches said...

Beautiful stitching, Gail! And to your quilting partners, too. Have you seen this website/blog of quilting patterns? http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/

dp said...

what fun Gail.