Friday, September 7, 2012

Imagine my surprise...

Not really having anything in the works at the moment, other than waiting on Mr. Mailman,what's a quilter to do?  Throw the darning foot on the machine and see how it goes!  I have done very little free motion quilting, in fact I haven't even practiced since I finished my Sparkle quilt in March.  So imagine my surprise when I could actually do it!


I even tried some pebbles - fun and so easy .....


I've been so inspired lately, seeing so many quilters do beautiful free motion quilting on their home machines - in particular Megan and Katie.  They, and many others, have been reading Angela Walter's new book which I'd love to get my hands on too, at least just to have a look through.  Maybe on my next project you'll be seeing some FMQ!

14 comments:

Kimberly said...

hmmm... pebbles... must try!

Toni said...

Gosh, that looks great, Heather! I have loved seeing so many people breaking out their FMQ lately and definitely want to try more myself. As soon as I find my gloves I'm going to try a few. Can't wait to see more from you!

Patti said...

Great job Heather! You definitely should be doing more of it. Hope your mailman comes soon. Mine did and I'm so excited!

Katie said...

I LOVE the pebbles,yours look really great, but really have been afraid to try them. I have a quilt they'd be perfect on, too......

Patchwork and Play said...

I think sometimes the brian just needs a chance to process something like FMQ, then when we come back to it, its like "wow- I can do this!" A bit of a 'ah-ha' moment! Your pebbles are great!

Kirsten said...

Your FMQ is wonderful - really love the pebbles!

Katie B. said...

Wowsa!!!! That looks awesome!

Debbie said...

good for you! Your fmq looks great!

Izzy said...

Great job with the FMQ Heather! Love those pebbles!

M-R said...

Yay, great job, Heather!

krista said...

well hey, there ya go! i tried quilting a pillow cover i just made and it did NOT go well. Although i think it has more to do with tension and machine issues than my natural talent... maybe one of these days I'll invest in a decent machine, one that isn't 50 years old!

Jenelle said...

Looking good! This inspires me to get started as well. :)

LuLu said...

You definitely have the hand for it! It doesn't come easy to everyone. It looks beautiful Heather :-)

Megan said...

Thanks for the shoutout!! Your loops are looking beautiful!! Looks like they're ready for a "real" project!