Welcome to Week 406 of Free Motion Mavericks. Sorry to be late but life is good and got in the way 😎. I was on a mini retreat with a great friend earlier in the week and then cooked up a birthday supper. I'm back in the studio and all is good 😊.
Designing FMQ travel for Version 2.0
Last week before I left, I started free motion quilting (FMQ) another section of my son's Version 2.0 quilt. This time it's about a wonderful holiday that we took as a family. With the Xterra truck packed to the max, we drove from Ottawa to the mid-west of the US. It was an unforgettable family adventure that is being depicted on Version 2.0.
From a photo, I traced the truck and then FMQ it. Here are the three images - FMQ over the tracing paper, the front and the back of the quilt. My wheels are a little wonky but the truck was awesome!
|FMQ Xterra truck - over tracing paper|
|FMQ Xterra truck|
|FMQ Xterra truck - from the back of the quilt|
The next image is a topographical map of a part of Monument Valley, since Stéphane studied geology. I used the same process - copied a map onto the tracing paper and then FMQ over it.
|FMQ a part of Monument Valley's topographic map over tracing paper|
|FMQ a part of Monument Valley's topographic map|
|Monument Valley's topographic map from the back of the quilt|
It was time to take a picture and see how much was left to FMQ on Version 2.0. Unfortunately, it's really difficult to see from the photo but it's at least half quilted, and I finally know what's going to go in the other spots 😊
|Over half quilted, although it's hard to tell|
What I learned
- When choosing which topographical map to FMQ, I realised quickly enough that it had to be relatively simple. My first choice was the Grand Canyon.... but it really would have been impossible 😊
- I've figured out what and where I want to FMQ on the rest of Version 2.0. It's finally coming along well.
- My son has printed up some game designs to incorporate. It's going to look great.
- I've figured out most of the sun design what will be in the centre of the quilt. If you want a sneak peek, it will be a combination of Lori Kennedy's Spirograph Sun and Sunshine Variations
I'll be linking up to many fun linking parties. Why not check them out, after you've linked up below.😊
Midweek Makers, Put your foot down, Needle & Thread Thursday, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?, Finished or Not Finished Friday, Off The Wall Friday, Peacock Party, Patchwork & Quilts,
Free Motion Mavericks
Last week we saw the Patchy Pumpkin Farm Quilt by Sandra of mmm quilts. She used a floppy feathers with swirl and hook as an overall design. The quilt's backing is a beautiful, soft Minky. The quilt is just calling to be curled up in! If you didn't see it, it's really worth checking out!
|Patchy Pumpkin Farm Quilt by Sandra of mmm quilts|
It's now your turn.