Thursday, April 19, 2012

April FMQ Challenge


Alright I gave this a try.   I used a pattern from Custome Curves by Karen McTavish.  It was a bit beyond my skill level, but hey we have to push ourselves from time to time huh?  I used the embroidery hoop from my machine, it's nice and big.    I could only find a teal permanent marker so that's what I had to use, it came up a little light, but I could see it well enough.   Need to get a black one.

Then I traced on the material.  It is really light, but I can see when I'm quilting.  The next time I try this techinque I'll make the lines a bit darker.

And quilted .  Hmm a flash really makes a difference and there is alot of thread on there.  I need more practice following lines.  I did have fun with the fillers though.  I saw on Joan's blog one of her practice pieces had a McTavishing filler with pebbles mixed in, loved it so tried it myself.  Yep, I'll try this technique again and when I'm doing a dense background I'll echo the entire pattern first.  And I'll practice following the line, so hard sometimes :)

16 comments:

  1. What kind of batting did you use, Sue? Was it doubled, or just single. Lovely work; this is the next area I need to start working on.

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  2. OOOO I really do LIKE the McT'ing with the pebbles. . I MUST try this. . . you are amazing Sue!!!

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  3. Just gorgeous. I have been watching what others are doing - yet to try as I don't have half the equipment you need for this. I'll just send my quilts to you.

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  4. The quilting is just awesome, you are a pro! I am glad your quilt was featured on quilt story! I just got my gray in so I will be starting one soon. I got alot of different chevrons because of that cute quilt. My grandson loves all the bright colors. Congratulations again. You are an inspiration.

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  5. Great stuff Sue, is this a Trapunto technique?? Or you've used a nice high loft wadding??

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  6. I have no words to describe this piece!! I can't imagine ever doing something like that....it is stunning!!!

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  7. This is gorgeous! Well done!

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  8. Great job Sue! I love the design you used and it looks fabulous stitched out. Thanks so much for the idea of using the embroidery machine hoop - that will work perfectly for me, as I don't have a hand hoop of any type.

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  9. You should continue to challenge yourself - you met this challenge wonderfully!

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  10. Wow that looks fantastic!! Nicely done!!

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  11. Oh Wow, that is just STUNNING!!!

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