Welcome to week of Free Motion Mavericks linking party. I'm not sure if the eye candy will show up today since I waited too late in the day to take pictures.
Playing with improv piecing and FMQ
I'm really into mindless at this time. The heat is back and Chevy is not letting me sleep as much as I need to! All that to say that last night I wanted to sew but I didn't want to follow a pattern or plan, therefore, improv piecing! Since I also wanted some free motion quilting for today's post, I added solid fabric in the middle of the improv piecing.
|FMQ the Improv piece
|Improv pieced background
|Close up of the free motion quilting
|Bengal hand-dyed thread from Maiwa (silk and linen)
|These are hand-dyed linen, also from Maiwa
- It's really hard to not plan a project. The improv piecing was straight forward but I really didn't want to spend much time planning the FMQ. I hope that the use of shapes was a good idea...we'll see.
- The trick when hand stitching will be to make the piece interesting, with mouvement and cohesion.
- I discovered Maiwa from an article where Sue Stone is interviewed and she talked about some of the supplies that she uses. When I read that Maiwa was a Canadian company, I just had to check it out. Wow! (See Related links below)
- I'm really looking forward to using the linen thread. I bought a white skein to eventually dye. That could be a lot of fun!
Free Motion Mavericks
|Rebecca Grace's incredible White on White Bailee Quilt
|Sandra's version of Blossom Chains, called Captiva Meadow
|Another UFO finish by Quilting Gail!