Thursday, September 30, 2010
"Loops" was the subject of practice for the free motion quilt along this past week. I've attempted some loopy things before (ha! haven't we all?), and it did not go well, so I knew this would be a challenge for me. I think I did okay, but I know I'm going to need to spend more time on this kind of motion until I feel comfortable with it.
Oddly, there was no music happening in my head as I practiced these loops on paper. Nada. Crickets.
Of course, now that I see things here on the screen, I'm hearing a Strauss waltz. I think the muse needs to work on its timing.
I did come up with something I named "Ball & Chain." It was fun to draw and almost as fun to quilt.
My stitches got really tiny on those small circles in the chain.
Those open figure eight type doodles (third from left)? Fuggedaboudit. Not feeling the loose and loopy love this evening. I like the way they should look, though, so I'll come back to trying those again another time.
My second favorite, after Ball and Chain, was the loop within a loop. It kind of reminded me of peacock feathers. Either that or pimento stuffed olives.
Continuing with the loopy practice, I'm going to try to quilt some posies next. Kay Lynne of Kay'z Quiltz posted a tutorial and I'm fired up to give it a go!
Until next week's FMQA update, keep your needle moving!