As you might have guessed, I am still working thru Angela Walters “Filler FMQ Challenge”, and this week I hit a bunch of designs that I LOVE!!!
The first one was so simple but very effective…..
….make a wavy line and add a circle here and there!!!
She also suggested adding figure 8’s instead of just the circle so I will need to try that one!!
The next one was rows of Ribbon Candy……
I LOVE doing ribbon candy, and when you put them in wavy rows like this….oh my!!
I always have to stop and figure out where my first stitches need to head BEFORE I start stitching. I did this video of my “thinking”…..
I apologize for it being blurry, but I think that you can still get the idea of me having to trace it out several times before I start sewing. If I don’t do this step, I will get myself completely messed up….not for the first time!!
The next design was more wavy lines, but this time filled with arcs……
I did have trouble keeping the wavy lines parallel. You can see how I have veered WAY out at the bottom…..
I ended up going back up to the middle of the errant line…..
…..and re-sewing before I added the arcs.
I had a similar problem on the next one. These lines were supposed to be mirror images of each other…..
Next, I tried drawing guidelines to help me stay straight…..
….but those didn’t do the trick either!!
Finally, I physically drew in the lines…..
They really do change character when you add a “snowflake” design to them……
I am not sure why I had so much trouble with wavy lines this time. It may have made a difference that I was working on an area that had slopping slides and “felt” diagonal. At least, we will say was what happened!!!
Even though I struggled a bit with these particular designs, I DEFINITELY found ones that will go into my FMQ library!!
Come back next week as we finish off this challenge!!!
3 thoughts on “I LIKE these FMQ designs”
They all look great! I love the look of wavy lines and ribbon candy — in other people’s quilts! I can never get them to look as round and smooth as I would like. Yours look lovely!
Thanks. I really like ribbon candy but it did take me a long time to get them round…..I have to concentrate a lot!!!
You’re doing great, Frances!