As Angela says, "Let's get started!" (btw did you see her new QAL, 'Glorious Dawn'? So pretty in any one of the three colourways... on bluprint? (affiliate link) You can watch for free during their 'Get Started With Bluprint' Event, on now through Oct. 12. I'm finding I watch more because I signed up for the year subscription, and I'm not worrying so much if I'm sewing while 'watching', something I never do because I can't do both of those things well at the same time. However, now I listen and look up once in awhile, and if it's something I'm really interested in, right within the app it remembers where you'd left off, just like Netflix, so, when I am not sewing, I can go back, rewind a bit and pay proper attention!
Okay, tutorial for this FMQ meander which I used on my Throwback Thursday quilt post, Sunny Days:
As always, practise this motif by drawing it a few times or lots of times before trying it on fabric. Doodle whenever and wherever you can! It truly helps with FMQ. I was never a doodler, but I sure am now.
|Ha! The sun was glinting off something in the next shots.|
Hope you give this a try! If you analyze each of my flowers, there are some that a kindergartener would laugh at and could do a better job, but look at the quilt at the beginning of the post and.... well, pretty wonderful, no?
Here's a recent finish where I used this motif, with mostly 5-petal flowers, echoed them, and also echoed the loop-dee-loops giving a lovely ribbon-like effect.
Remember to check out bluprint for free watching until Friday!
Also, for 24 hours starting from noon EST, today, Oct. 9, Craftsy (affiliate link) is blowing out supplies again at up to 70% off for a flash sale. I get about 4% commission which does not cost you any extra if you purchase through my links here or on the sidebar. Thank you so very much for the support as that is what I use to pay for linky parties like TBT and DrEAMi!. This is a great time to pick up Hobbs Batting, and Craftsy's own Boundless Blenders Botanical, both products which I've bought myself from them and been very happy with. I'm using a Blenders Botanical in my Fireburst mystery quilt with Tish at The Madd Quilter. I still have to do October's step. And, I am hosting her UFO Busting party this Saturday while she is partying away--I mean at a quilting retreat!
|It's the pink!|
Connecting Threads (no affiliation) also has some great items on clearance. So much temptation out there!
Free Motion by the River
Sew Fresh Quilts (Lorna has been rockin' the quilt designs lately!)
Cooking Up Quilts