Wednesday, July 11, 2012

2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge July Update

This month at the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge, over at Insights by SewCal Gal, Angela Walters is our expert. She learned to quilt from her husband's grandfather!

This month we are doing Tiles. It is a neat design and should be rather easy to do. The filler design can be anything. 
 I just did a simple loopy design for the filler.
My only problems: 

I began using a cone of thread on a holder. The thread is a heavier Aurifil. I had a number of thread problems until I began using a size 16 needle. 

The foot pedal on my machine was fixed (I didn't even know it was broken!) and now I'm having trouble getting my speed right. The nerve damage in my foot makes the learning curve a bit higher but I'll get there. I'm shopping for a new machine and I think it will have a start/stop button!

I like this design and will most likely use it in the future - I think it will be easy to adjust to different sizes.


  1. That is so very interesting. I agree, it does look like a very versatile technique/pattern. Nice!-)

  2. You did a great job! I love the loopy of my favs!!

  3. Oooooh, I like this technique! It looks nice! Still gotta do mine. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. Nice work Jeanne. I also thought of doing a loopy design but decided to try and master the swirls!

  5. Beautiful quilting and of course I love the orange fabric! Interesting about your foot pedal, I replaced the foot pedal on my 15-91 Singer a couple months ago and had to relearn how much to touch it for the speed I wanted.



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