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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February 2012 FMQ Challenge

This month's FMQ Expert is Diane Gaudynski! I was so excited to see her tutorial. I've practiced machine quilting feathers before while tracing the feathers. This time I was determined to try and do it with out tracing , not that it's a bad thing, it was just a goal I had. I practiced on paper first and tried a couple of times.

My first try:

2nd try: On this try I used a silver color thread then switched to a purple thread that matched the fabric.


Last try:



I think my problem was that I needed to slow down and take breaks to figure out what I wanted to do next. I saw a definite improvement as I kept trying. I still need lots more practice on my feathers and my echo quilting. I'm loving this challenge!

Happy quilting,
Dara


8 comments:

  1. Hello Dara, Lovely feathers, very well done!

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  2. Wow! Those feathers are impressive.

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  3. Your feathers look AWESOME! Thats my next one to tackle. I'm taking a "break" tonight, since my thread break problems!

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    1. Thanks! I read about your thread problems on your blog yesterday, I hope you can find/fix the problem soon.

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