Sunday, February 12, 2012

SewCalGal 2012 FMQ Challenge February, part 2

After free-handing a sketch similar to the one I drew earlier this afternoon,
I dropped the feed dogs, put in a Schmetz Quilting Needle size 75/11 with Sulky 60w thread in bobbin and top, set straight stitch to the center, put on the open toe or hopping foot, then got to work!

The Hobb's wool batting did puff up nicely, but unfortunately, I broke the needle on a pin and ran out of thread, so had to leave it unfinished for now.

I'm pretty happy with it, but moving around from place to place without any stopping and re-starting was tough.  Thanks for the great challenge, Diane!

I will try another sample with satin or silk fabric, Hobb's wool batting (again - I'm in love!), 70/10 Sharp needle, and #100 YLI silk thread, as suggested by Diane Gaudynski in her book "Quilt Savvy:  Machine Quilting Guidebook" available at and other locations.


  1. looks pretty good to me ....lots of detail.
    love how you transfered the design from paper to fabric.
    in stitches

  2. Nice job on that feather and on the practice pad on the previous post...good idea. Glad I found your blog!
    Happy Stitching,

  3. Beautiful feather. I like the way it came out. You did a great job!

  4. Your feather looks great. I haven't yet tried Hobb's wool batting. Sounds like it puffs up really nicely.


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