QAYG FMQ QAL stands for Quilt As You Go Free Motion Quilting Quilt A Long. Laura in Perth, Australia over at Quokka Quilts, is hosting this - see right column for the button. I am linking up to show my progress.
I am not making a quilt but I am practicing and doing each type of free motion quilting.
The four blocks for row 1 use curved stitching.
The four blocks for row 2 use straight stitching.
The current four blocks for row 3 use landscapes and seascapes. I used some patterned fabric so it's not as easy to see - sorry about that!
First is Landscape 1 - hills.
The hills are supposed to be filled in with more stitching like in the next photo. I prefer the open hills above.
Next is Seascape 1 or Ocean Current. Basically this is connected hooks or 'spirals' that have echo stitching.
Landscape 2 is leaves. This was almost easy and looks so much better than the leaves I did for the Free Motion Quilting Challenge in January.
And the last one is Seascape 2 or Sea Oats. This one gave me fits! First I tried to draw them - I don't even know what sea oats are!
Then I tried to sew them on this practice sandwich - ugh!
I went back to the drawing board and ended up with corn stalks - that's something I understand!
You can't see them very good here so
here is the back!