Now my new sewing room is finally functional, I couldn’t resist the urge to “get my fix” of some Free Motion Quilting. For all off these next samples I used an 1 inch grid. As you can see, I marked the grid with a blue Frixion pen. I love these pens for practice material, samplers and for drawing around templates. I have stopped using them on actual quilts as the ink actually stays in the quilt even if you have heated it with an iron. The supposedly disappearing ink actually still is there. And on SOLID fabrics the ghost lines are NOT INVISBLE at all! The pen leaves a white line, so beware!
Playing with the letter e and some loops.
Double up those loops!
This next cute pattern is actually pretty easy to do as long as you have the grid marks! You stitch out this pattern horizontal lines and later the vertical lines (or vise versa).
And this one works the same; with the grid makes, you can”t go wrong!
I absolutely adore this next orange peel pattern. It is one of the first patterns I learned to stitch out.
See? This is a baby quilt from April 2013. Just 4 months after starting my blog.
I used a fleece as backing. I love working with fleece. I should do that more.
Okay, back to the FMQ samplers!
Here is another orange peel pattern. BUT… once the basic pattern was stitched out, I gave it another pass. I stitched a new line on the INSIDE of each peel.
And this last sample shows the orange peel again, but now with an extra pass on the OUTSIDE of each peel. What a small change can do to a pattern, right?
I hope to be using these samples in one of the FMQ workshops I teach.