Thursday, June 28, 2012

Free Motion Quilting Challenge for June

The FMQ Challenge at SewCalGal's for June is by Cindy Needham. 
I can easily say this is my favorite so far, no pressure and permission to not be perfect. 
I loved the part about DISEQUILIBRIUM. I've never heard the word before, but I'm well aware of the effect, I've always called it "circling", walk away, come back, eye it until I'm a little more comfortable. Thanks to a broken machine :( and DISEQUILIBRIUM, my house is clean, the floors are mopped and I have chased down every cobweb in the place (can there really be that many spiders?). 

I did doodle on paper (fun) before I sewed, then did this:

I'll be practicing with this a lot, especially when I have my regular machine back, it was fun, I loved filling in the different spaces and a couple of them just flowed, I didn't know what I was doing until it was happening. Remember Leah's suggestion of keeping a stack of practice sandwiches and doing one every morning? I will do this one on many mornings. 

As always, thank you so much to SewCalGal for putting this together and for coming up with the idea and BIG THANKS to Cindy Needham for this great idea.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Very nice... very nice indeed! Great job...


  2. Looks the flow of your lines. Hope the machine gets well soon!

  3. Looking good! And by the way, since you have so much time while your machine's gone, this house is anything but tidy, now out the door to harvest the day's raspberries, strawberries and currants, oh yeah, the spinach for the dinner penne ...where does the time go?!

  4. Really looks great. Love the look of that thread too. Very fun FMQ piece.