FMQ practice piece 2

Project Description

What are you most proud of? My traveling stitches. When I made my first practice piece, I noticed that my traveling needed a lot of work, so I went to Leah's blog, freemotionquilting.blogspot.com, and found traveling designs. I chose "interlocking Ts" and 'cucumber vine." I'm excited to see a little improvement! :) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Practice what seems to be your weakest point, and everything else will get easier.

What you will need

  • Isacord thread
  • cotton fabric and cotton batting.

Q&A with Yiya Cucuy

tinamckenzie asked:
Wow! How long have you been machine quilting? This couldn't be your first try!!! IT's really good
Yiya Cucuy answered:
Thanks Tina! My first try was a table runner; it's also posted in my projects. I made a 10"-square piece to practice stippling for that one; the runner is about 45' X 20" or 23'. So, I got a lot of practice with that one. After that, I started with the practice pieces; each 18" X 18", and took my time with each square. This particular piece took me 5 days to finish; I quilted for about 1 hour each time.
Purdy Cheese asked:
Wow!!! that's really good... I'm doing Leah's class and having a huge amount of fun learning to quilt....hope I get as good as you!! keep going :0)
Yiya Cucuy answered:
Oh Purdy!! Thanks!! :) Just have fun... things seem to get in place little by little :)
RavinsLady asked:
Great piece, I have yet to get brave enough to try something this big. You've inspired me.
Yiya Cucuy answered:
Awe... that's so sweet... :)
Projectpam asked:
Wow!! That's great for your second practice piece! Great job!!
Yiya Cucuy answered:
Thank you Pam! :)
Leah Day asked:
What an excellent way to showcase so many different designs! I really hope other students will give this a try!
Yiya Cucuy answered:
It was a little challenging to choose a design... And you're absolutely right, the more you practice, the easier it gets. I'm almost done with my third practice piece! Thank you for all the great suggestions and tips; I've enjoyed yournclass very much! :)

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