I’ve finished hand basting my Disappearing Nine Patch and it’s ready to quilt.
As you can see… some of my dragonflies are pretty strange looking but the doodling helped me to figure out how I could fmq in a continuous line without a lot of stops and starts.
The one that is circled wasn’t too bad so on a clean piece of paper, I traced it at different angles joining the dragonflies with some loops. Today in between other projects, I’ll take a pencil and follow those lines to practice the motions.
Once I think I’ve got the feel of it, I’ll do a practice sandwich to see if I can translate the doodled dragonflies onto fabric. If that doesn’t work, I’ll make a stencil that I can use to transfer the pattern to the fabric in my DP9 quilt. Then I’ll just follow those lines when I’m free motion quilting.
In the meantime though, I’m finishing up sewing something new for me.
A couple more steps, a good pressing and it will be ready. I’m hoping the sun stays out so I can get some good photos later this afternoon.
For some other fun news… yesterday, this mini charm pack arrived in the mail.
My entry was drawn in June’s Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew link party and I was allowed to choose any mini charm pack that I wanted from Fat Quarter Shop. Thank you so much Fiona @ Celtic Thistle Stitches and Paula @ Mud Pies and Pins for organizing the link parties and to Ruth over at Charly and Ben’s Crafty Corner who was June’s party host. Thanks also to Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring this sweet little prize.
Now I can finally get my Seeds of Friendship embroidery turned into a pretty bolster cover.
What are you working on today?