I have been a bit behind on the free motion quilt along (FMQA), but I played catch up today.
While I was on vacation, I did practice doodling spirals and other things in my notebook.
Turns out inspiration was right outside my hotel room door. Check out the carpeting in the hallway!
Unfortunately, I didn't notice this until we were checking out of the room. Or maybe I did, subliminally? I had doodled this night before.
Kay Lynne of Kay'z Quiltz had posted a fun tutorial for making free-motion posies. I finally had a chance to try it today. I was doing five petals at first, but then I realized it worked better with six. Fun!
I call this one, "What the H?"
My bobbin ran out halfway through making a flower. After I wound and replaced it, I took a stitch or two and heard a bad metallic clunk, and then my machine wouldn't sew anymore. The bobbin had fallen out of the case!
"What the H?" is about what I said at that moment. (There may also have been another letter in there as well, as in Frustrated.) I had to reposition the bobbin three times and re-thread the top thread again too. Then it was making a clacking noise, which is never good, so I dripped some oil in the holes and carried on. It finally straightened itself out, for the most part.
You can see where things went downhill in my quilting during this time, starting from one of the daisies on the left and proceeding into a bunch of half-baked spirals to the right. Oh well, it is what it is.
Finally, I made another row of spirals, just so I could finish on a good note.
Musically, I enjoyed Schubert and Mozart this afternoon. These young pianists do a fabulous rendition of Sonata in D for Two Pianos, which is one of my favorite Mozart pieces of all time. Enjoy!