Two posts in one day! Not likely to happen again until the next total solar eclipse but just had to share the fun!
The June tutorial for SewCalGal's Free-Motion Quilting Challenge is provided by Cindy Needham who creates stunning works of art incorporating vintage and antique linens and fine free-motion quilting. Cindy has even joined our FMQ Challenge Facebook page, providing personal advice and encouragement as we begin to explore her tutorial - now, how wonderful is that! Thank you Cindy! (Links to both SeweCalGal's FMQ Challenge and Cindy's blog can be found on the right-hand side bar.)
Anyway, after a morning of tedious black-on-black FMQ outlining on my current project, an empty bobbin presented an opportunity to attempt to regain some hum-purr with my machine and try out a few of the tutorial designs. I proceeded to mark a 3/4 inch grid on the last quarter of my big practice sandwich, then gridlock set in, literally, as I and my machine did not hum-purr through those little lined squares but promptly made a mess of them. Not to worry though, permission granted to ignore the remaining grid lines and just go for it! Playtime! Can say that I don't think I've ever had this much FUN doing FMQ! Now, the results you see below aren't art-worthy, though they may be kitty mat-worthy after binding, but that wasn't the point! Hum-purr regained!
This month's challenge is going to be a blast! Now, back to quilting ...