Wednesday, February 1, 2012

And we're back!

Has anyone else had their blog taken down by blogger before?  I had to submit a "NOT SPAM" report and they had to reinstate my blog.  How odd.

Anyway, we're now back!  Of course I didn't notice that my blog was gone until January 31st, the day that the entry for the January challenge for SewCalGal's Free Motion Quilting Challenge was due.  I posted my photo to the flickr group and put that in the linky instead.    This post is just to catch up.  This month, Frances Moore was the teacher.  She did a video on how to do a leaf pattern.  The goal of the month was to "learn and/or improve your FMQ skills by practicing the design that Frances has shared in her video tutorial."  I haven't FMQ-ed in a long time, so this was a nice first challenge.

I had problems making a nice heart shaped leaf, but when I concentrated it seemed to get better.  For better or worse, I am not picky about my free motion quilting, so this is fine with me.  I did seem to be fighting my machine.  I think I need to change my needle, and my timing might be off.  Next time I'll try using the foot pedal instead of the start/stop button, but for now I don't think it's too bad!

Here is the front of my quilt sandwich:
SewCalGal Free Motion Challenge - January
Here is the back, it seems to show up a little better:
SewCalGal Free Motion Challenge - January