Friday, 4 November 2011

Free motion Friday


It is Friday and time to try posting this weeks 'stomach lining' project with Fluffy Sheep, and have a look at what everyone else has done. The whole basis for this is that we try to do 10 minutes every day- I do not succeed in this. I do a mad scramble at the last minute, and what ever I do, that is it. I have been tied up with other projects, not literally, of course, but busy, too busy to be doing that as well. So this weeks effort started badly. I had not quite got the bobbin in properly, and so the machine seized up slightly. Sorted that out and the first try was awful. Truly dire. Crossing over itself, sharp corners instead of gentle curves, all awry.
see number one here

I am secretly- ok not so secretly- pleased, I free motioned my numbers on the corners!
The back views go something like this

See all those sharp corners? and the crissy-crossy bits. Not good.

try 2 went a bit better, here is the back view of that one,
  still a few sharp corners, and one place where the lines of stitching meet, but definitely an improvement. I was going for try 3, but other life intervened, so I may try again tomorrow.

I have also been making these 

which are intended to have a safety pin attached on the back, and they will then go to a friend, who has craft stalls at times, raising money for autism. I think they will look well on a jacket or a coat, and hope someone may buy them to raise funds. If anyone asks I will do a mini tutorial for them- they are fiddly but not difficult.

All for now, I am off to try to link up with the FMQ Friday lot! See what the others have been doing, I expet they have done their homework and will look fabulous!

11 comments:

Pat said...

I hate when I get my bobbin in wrong! 2nd try was much better. I also think your little pins are cute! I hope they sell well!

Nicky said...

Am a great fan of doodling patterns now! Specially this one! Better result second time - shows that practicing is working!

Lynn said...

You're definately getting better

Jodi B. said...

I do see more curve in the second one. Well done. I guess there really is something to this Practice concept! The numbers are a nice touch too. Good idea.

Melissa said...

Curves are so tough, especially little ones! The second one looks great :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

You can definitely see the difference between #1 and #2 - well done! Thanks for your comment on my BQF entry - you're a no-reply at the moment so I hope you don't mind me combining a comment and a reply!

alicaz said...

don't worry, just keep practicing - maybe you just need to find the right speed - I found out if I'm going too fast or too slow, my moves become jerky and uneven ;)

Manda said...

Number two is a good improvement on number one. Number two is good you can see the spiral. Love the numbering idea! And those flowers are fabulous, hope they sell well :)

Janine said...

Bobbins can be soooo annoying. I think this is fine.You've kept a very nice spiral. We'll get there in the end (or so I tell myself)! Your flowersare fantastic btw :)

Cayt said...

Looking good! I like the flowers.

Cindy said...

You are totally improving! Try relaxing to smooth those points, then you're off and running! I love your numbers - they're totally a triumph!
Flowers are lovely!

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