The Free Motion Quilting Project: Embroidery fun!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Embroidery fun!

It's Wednesday and time to share what I'm really working on today! This week has been super busy filming and editing new videos for the quilt along, but I have found some time to stitch out some embroidery designs too:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

I'm making a little mini wall hanging with designs from the Expressions of Textures Embroidery CD to test out some new threads I was sent, and to get more experience stitching out the embroidery designs and connecting them together.

free motion quilting | Leah Day

I was sent several colors of Robinson-Anton super strength rayon thread and I instantly wanted to stitch out some funky designs over some hand dyed fabrics. This thread is super thin and strong like Isacord, and I like the subtle sheen.

Also on the embroidery front, I'm finally making progress on my flower table runner from the Craftsy class Elegant Embroidered Quilts:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

I redesigned my table runner to be much longer, so of course I'm having to piece a lot more half square triangles! I have a new audiobook to listen to, so this will be a super fun project to zoom through this afternoon.

So that's what I'm sewing today!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Leah. I have a general technique question. I understand why you recommend that we press the seams open as it makes less overall bulk while FMQ. Most instructions say to press to one side to help line up the seams as you are sewing up blocks and connecting blocks, etc.

    I like the idea of pressing the seams open to reduce bulk so I was wondering if you could provide some tips for lining up the seams when pressed open and also give some tips on preventing the seam underneath from folding the wrong way while sewing over it. Maybe you already have a video on this. If so, a link to it would be most appreciated.

    BTW, I have competed piecing of the first 2 sets of blocks. The first set of blocks has the FMQ completed. The second set is marked.

    I had foot surgery on my right foot Friday 31-Jan. So no sewing since then. My goal is to get back to sewing by Friday 14-Feb. wish me luck!

    Thank Leah! I have learned so much already.


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