I sort of feel like I am cheating on this month's Free Motion Challenge. I am a fan of this month's teacher, Ann Fahl, and have a well-used copy of her book, Dancing with Thread (it is one of my very favorite books on free-motion quilting) . I also believe the way my free-motion quilting has developed is much like hers. I have really enjoyed this challenge!
Ann provided a great tutorial covering her method for basting, quilting, keeping a sketchbook and various threads. She really encourages experimentation with thread and stresses the need for practice.
I read through the lesson, announced my retreat to my studio, and sat down to play!
I warmed up with a scrap quilt sandwich, then moved on to the exercise.
I love the loops, swirls and free-form motifs. This was just what I needed to relax tonight.
I used muslin fabric, 18" x 22" with wool batting and YLI variegated top thread and bobbin thread. This free-form stitching makes me smile :o).
Thank you, Ann Fahl and thank you, sewcalgal for a fabulous tutorial!