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Saturday, April 21, 2012

April FMQ Challenge

I was working on my April challenge piece for SewCalGal's Freemotion quilting challenge.  Don LinnMr Quilt, was the April expert.  He showed us a method to transfer designs using netting.  Sounded interesting, so I selected a design out of my Custom Curves book by Karen McTavish.
II photocopied it and enlarged it to fit the space I wanted to fill, traced and mirror imaged it, and using Don's method, transferred it to my netting.
on the netting
design transferred to netting in an embroidery machine hoop, ready to transfer
As I didn't have an embroidery hoop, I wasn't sure what I was going to do, until I read Sue's post - excellent idea, and I just happened to have one that would work.  (Sue's great idea was to use an Embroidery machine hoop.)  I transferred the design, heat set it, and then traced it with a washout blue pen onto my runner.
transferred
design transferred 
It looks faint in the picture, but it was actually quite easy to see and follow.
April FMQ challenge
quilted
I'm not usually one to actually trace and follow a design, but with this runner, I wanted to try something different to fill the setting triangles.  I'm very happy with how this first triangle has turned out so will now be transferring the design to the rest of the runner.  I'll have to decide what the rest of the fills will be, but hey, that's some more free motion fun!


Happy quilting!

18 comments:

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Beautiful design.

Marls said...

That looks fantastic-great job. I just watched the video this morning so looking forward to trying the method.

Maggi said...

Love it. It has worked really well.

Tammy said...

That's a very pretty design Jane. You did an excellent job. I love it.

Tammy said...

oops your name is Janet.. not Jane!

Heather said...

Wow, that looks fantastic!

Renate said...

What a wonderful filler you have chosen. I really must get going on my FMQ so that I can achieve similar results.

Mary Ann said...

What a great choice - this looks just beautiful!

upstateLisa said...

wow!!! amazing!

Maria Wallin said...

Gorgeous! =)

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

I’m just stunned! So beautiful!

CaroleM said...

Wow!! Wonderfully done!

Cathy said...

That's just beautiful! Congrats on a job well done.

Helen in the UK said...

Beautiful :)

Pat said...

One word for your quilting...STUNNING!

Renate said...

Hey Janet,
I'd like to present you with the Leibster Blog Award - presented to "small blogs" - those with fewer than 200 followers. You might have heard of it ... but if you haven't do stop by my blog and check it out. Congratulations!

Ramona said...

Love this. Beautiful work.

Ramona said...

Love this. Beautiful work.