Free Motion Quilting Along with Angela Walters
I have been working for about a year now to improve my free motion quilting (FMQ) skills. It was a 2018 goal and last August, Sue and I took a hands on class. Sue is a natural at it but she doesn’t feel comfortable enough to continue improving her craft. Just the opposite, my interests have been focused on trying to include the technique in each quilt we finish now.
Free Motion QAL
Angela Walters has just started a new quilt along. Videos are shared on YouTube along with her Facebook page. The new Borders Free Motion challenge just started on Monday, so it’s not too late to check it out. The challenge quilting is being done on a whole-cloth design of a flower, which is really lovely. Wavy lines are featured this week, and Angela breaks it down into a really easy process. The wavy lines can also be used as a filler anywhere, plus she demonstrates on both a domestic and longarm sewing machine.
I never tire of watching other quilters quilt. A nice bonus is that watching the repetitive stitching seems to really get it embedded into my memory. As a visual, hands-on learner my whole life, I guess it doesn’t surprise me one bit that I’m drawn to this type of learning. How about you? Do you like to participate in QALs like this? Next week’s design is a herringbone pattern. Angela’s challenge is only six weeks in length.
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