Saturday, September 29, 2012

September Free-Motion Quilting

Here is the September Free-Motion Quilting challenge piece.

This is on my FMQC sample quilt.
This month's free motion quilting expert is Paula Reid.


I "free motion quilted" the paper pattern on my sewing machine with a #90 needle that I keep for paper. I then used quilt pounce to mark the design on to my sample quilt.


Paula recommends a single hole throat plate for the sewing machine, which is what I use, and I highly recommend one if you can get one for your machine. It eliminates a lot of tension problems.

Thanks to Sew Cal Gal and Paula Reid for this month's challenge.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Raewyn said...

It looks good Joanne!!

Kathy said...

That looks like a great way to do it. I have a question about the Pounce - does it come out easily? I bought the Pounce and blue chalk at a quilt show and tried it once, and I had a hard time getting it to show up enough to quilt, and then a hard time getting rid of the marks. Is the white one better? I think it would save lots of time IF I could get it to work correctly. Do they make iron-out chalk now? I think mine was wash-out, but it's been a few years and I haven't tried it again.

Your quilting looks great!

Ray said...

Gorgeous! I am just awed by your FMQ in general. One of these days I'll take your advice and practice everyday. :-)

Carrie P. said...

well done!

Karen said...

Beautiful -- you are such a talented machine quilter Joanne!

Hugs,
Karen

Laura said...

I've seen that pounce stuff at quilt shows and always wondered how well it worked. Thanks for showing another marking method. Nice job on the challenge piece!

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful FMQ.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Connie said...

Looks perfect!

Barb said...

your block looks great. I too like the single hole plate, until I forget when I add the binding and move the needle.
You are really looking like a pro!