Created by: Yiya Cucuy
Project

FMQ practice piece 2

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.

You Can Make This

Yiya Cucuy made FMQ practice piece 2 with:

Free Motion Quilting a Sampler

Online Class

Free Motion Quilting a Sampler

with Leah Day

  • Isacord thread
  • cotton fabric and cotton batting.

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.

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! :)

Skill Level

Beginner