Friday, March 8, 2013

FMQ Friday

Unfortunately, sewing and blogging have had to take a back seat lately. My job has been a bit hectic, three new (major) software programs to learn. Now, I will say that the new software is amazing and definitely needed, it has been a bit overwhelming to get them all at once. So I apologize to all that have commented that I have not answered - I have read every comment - Thank you. Anyway, enough whining, on to the quilting!

Last night was the first time I got to try out my newly serviced machine, Miss Frances (Pfaff QE 4.0). She is SEW much better! Not a skipped stitch or shredded/broken thread!

 I even tried to push it, filling the space by stitching backwards - kind of like Leah did in the video. Normally, that would have shredded my thread in a heartbeat.
 I really like how the stacked flame stitch turned out.
I also filled one of the "rays" with sharp stipple.

I will say that I'm in awe of Leah Day for stitching on such a tiny scale, really pretty amazing to make it look as good as she does. Oh well, now that Miss Frances doesn't seem to be fighting me, maybe I will practice a little more!

Linking up with Leah Day for FMQ Fridays at the Free Motion Quilting Project!

Free Motion Quilting Friday

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  1. Your quilting just amazes me, Pat! This is going to be a great quilt!

  2. Love the flames, Pat!!! :) Don't feel as if you need to reply to every comment, we know you see them!!!

  3. I love the quilting texture on this so far. Nice job!

  4. The stacked flame design looks fantastic! I will have to try that one.

  5. Maybe Miss Frances has learned she needs to step up or you'll keep prince charming - was it prince Charles? ! Your lettering is looking great :)

  6. Looks amazing! I regret that I have not had a chance to buy thread to carry on with my goddess, I have to make time for it this coming week! Great job!

  7. Glad your machine issues have been corrected! Awesome quilting!

  8. Looks great! Your stacked flames are very nice.

  9. Hi,
    I have a Pfaff QE 4 also, I was wondering what thread you use with yours for free motion quilting. Thanks!