This month at the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge, over at Insights by SewCal Gal, Wendy Sheppard is our expert. She does beautiful work!
Wendy gave us a "simple but fun quilting motif" called Jester's Hat. Well, first I tried to draw the design. Then I tried to draw the design by copying the website drawing. Oh, this gave my very left-brain brain fits! I was drawing the design in the air when I woke up, on the shower wall, on my church bulletin... My sketch book has pages devoted to this "simple but fun quilting motif"!
Today, after church, I was ready! I decided to sew on a square that will eventually become part of a QAYG quilt. I had to stop stitching often to think about where to go next. But it worked! I do like the texture this design gives and with practice (maybe lots of practice) I think I could do a whole quilt!
Thanks Wendy! Using one's brain is good!
All of that thinking! I also had some trouble with my machine speed which you may notice in my stitches - I can't wait to get a machine with a start button so I don't have to rely on my nerve damaged foot!