Crumbs, it's friday already, and time to show n tell how we've got on in our latest FMQ practice. This week's slate tiles was probably a bit easier than other weeks as it's more geometric than freehand. I have had terrible trouble previous weeks getting the initial outline of the block anything like straight. However this weeks was almost perfect - then I realised I'd still got the walking foot on, not the FMQ foot! I think I could have finished the whole thing like that, but I suppose that's cheating a bit!
So here it is
Can you see that perfectly formed outer frame! I got to the end of the first row, and the bobbin ran out. Once I'd changed it, the tension went haywire. This is annoying as my fancy machine is suppose to self tension. But it needed re-threading top and bottom and then it went back to being OK again. So the next row is rubbish. But then I sort of got into my strike and I suppose, all in all it's not too bad. However, I do have to concentrate, and if I start mentally patting myself on the back, well that's when I lose it!
Whilst I'd got the FMQ foot on, I thought I'd have a quick practice for some quilting I want to do on my Christmas table runner swap. I want to quilt around each of the baubles, before I do some all over quilting. Well that was Plan A , and I think I need a plan B
The first one, top right was with the FMQ foot - not exactly round is it? Second one, top left was done with the walking foot instead. Still no good, The third one was also done with the walking foot on very slow. This is still wobbly, and I don't want to ruin the table runner with crappola quilting! So I don't know what to do now. I could try hand quilting with perle, but I've not much good at hand quilting either. Any ideas?
And have you seen what FMW pattern we have to do next week? Again I think I could do this better with the walking foot! Please, pop over here and check out all the other brave bloggers