October FMQ Challenge and more

SewCalGal is hosting a challenge this year for quilters to improve their machine quilting. Sometimes this has been difficult for me, My narcolepsy has kicked in at times causing me to have bad jumps in my quilting. I have learned to use a seam ripper or let things be as they are. So far I haven't sewed a finger God's grace has been good. My dysautonomia causes me to be unbearable dizzy at times and during these periods I don't use my machine. I do hand quilting when I can but sometimes no sewing.
So back to the challenge....

Teri Lucas Was our teacher this month with a great tutorial. Found here.
Here is my drawings that I began with

and my finial sample along with the threads

Top is silk, batting high loft polyester and backing cotton
Threads silk, rayon, cotton, polyester, metallic and variegated.
Weights of thread 12-50
Sewn on my Janome 9700
I have also have been working on a Bee challenge done in black and white an here it is with what I have done so far.

part of back

1 comment:

Elvis Lives said...

Hi Tina

I love your bee challenge. I'm away from home so haven't been able to enter the last two months of the Fmq challenge. Well done with your entries