But...there were so many great projects linked up from last week that I chose 3!!! Remember, you get a free PDF pattern from me if your project is chosen.
First, check out this beautiful wall-hanging from Jen at Jen's Crafts and Quilt Scrapbook. She combined black thread on the applique and FMQ to create a sketchpad look. What a clever idea!
Next to show is Emily's quilt from Katherine at Adventures in a Crafting Life. I adore baby quilts and it was very clever to incorporate the baby's name in the quilt.
And last--but certainly not least--the type of plan we all need to get through our holiday sewing projects. The MandM quilting theory by Val with Val's Quilting Studio. This is so ("sew") much fun! I need to do it. Also, another fabulous quilt shared on her post as well.
FYI, all of my BROWN ones would be eaten first!!! LOL--What color would be gone out of your bag?
Just curious, when I started KISMIF, I shared a free-motion quilting (FMQ) thread-path every week. Does anyone still want me to share those? Does anyone want me to create them as a PDF to download? If so, what kind? Print and tape pantograph? Just a FMQ how-to to apply to your custom quilting (which is what I initially created these for)? I just don't want to do something no one finds useful. Sometimes I don't know what my readers like.
Here is how to FMQ a bow:
To practice these ideas, get a dry-erase board and a marker. If you're using a long-arm machine, grab the marker in your fist vertically and repeatedly sketch out the motifs without lifting up the pen or doing starts and stops. If you're using a domestic machine, have someone else grab that marker and you move the dry-erase board under the pen. In no time, you'll have it down!
First, start with learning how to do a basic clam shell.
4-Repeat clamshell on other side
6-Excit the motif and do your choice of back-fill over to the next bow (loop the loops or meander), or repeat another bow to create a bow border. (Say "bow border" 10 times fast! LOL)
|Big present bow. This has 5 clam-shells around it instead of two.|
Now, it's your turn to enter. What have you worked on this week? Keep It Simple and Make It Fun (KISMIF).