I did set myself the goal of still finishing the free motion challenge in 2012. I’m not sure I’m going to make it but I have been free motioning my heart out. Today I got through another two months.
I did the layered boxes first.
Yikes! Let’s see. I didn’t realize till I got done that I had stacked the three across the top. So much for looking like an overlapping design. And I can’t sew a straight line yet. That said, I liked the swirl pattern for this one and I look forward to using it in a larger work. I like those boxes, too, though I need a lot more practice at them.
Then I moved on to the jester hats. This one surprised me. When I first started drawing it with pen on paper, I didn’t think I was going to like it at all. I had a really hard time understanding how the pattern flowed. But I drew and drew and drew, and several pages later, I finally started to get it.
After a lot of that, I finally risked actually sewing some jester hats.
So, my stitch length is still a major issue I need to address, and it’s clear I backed myself into a nasty spot a few times with this one, but ultimately, I really, really love this free motion pattern. This creates some of the same effect as stippling only I like the way it looks a lot better. I need more practice at this design to really feel comfortable with it but this is one I really want to master.
So, with the latest two “months,” I discovered two new background fills I really like and a new way of compartmentalizing the free motion (those overlapping boxes) that I want to try again as well.
I sewed up the last of my table runner log cabins and filled it in with jester hats. They may be hard to see, but they’re there!
I think tomorrow morning it’s September.
My how time flies!