Monday, May 7, 2012

2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge May Update

This month the guest expert at the 2012 FMQ Challenge is Leah Day. To learn more, check out Insights from SewCalGal. Leah is the author of The Free Motion Quilting Project. I've been following Leah's Free Motion Quilt Along since January and have learned ALOT! The Quit Along is taking the month of May off so it was really nice to have Leah on the FMQ Challenge this month.

The Challenge this month is to practice two foundation designs. First is Double Stippling. This is accomplished by large scale stippling followed by a smaller scale stippling over the first line. It gives an interesting texture.This is the diagram that Leah posted:

My attempts:

The second design is  Railroad Tracks, a variation of Double Stippling. It is also started with large scale stippling but the smaller scale stippling is boxy. It gives another interesting texture! And this is the diagram that Leah posted:

First the large scale stippling:

 then the boxes,
 and a few more.


  1. Your stitching could double as Leah's!! You have definitely 'nailed' these exercises.... I really like how "railroad tracks" looks! Hugs, Doreen

  2. Jeanne,
    Your double-stippling and rail road tracks looks great.

    I had fun doing them too.

  3. Really nice work. Congratulations on retirement! I too am retired and loving it!

  4. Nice work Jeanne, the control you have over your work is neat and tidy. Well done!

  5. Very nice. I hope you are having fun with the 2012 FMQ Challenge. Your practice from this tutorial looks great.




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