Thursday, December 11, 2014

Playing with free motion quilting

So...what is free motion quilting?  FMQ as it is called, is when there is no pantograph or pattern being followed.  The motion of the machine is purely by hand, eye and rulers.  I love FMQ and don't usually decide on a pattern until the quilt is loaded onto the frame and I can see the blocks clearly.

On this quilt (sorry for the poor pics, once it is bound I will try to get better ones) I chose to use 3 different thread colors to coordinate with the top colors of Red, Black and White.  I love feathers, and have incorporated them into this design.  I am always learning new variations for feathers.

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