Ok so I made another no-narration FMQ video! Thanks for the supportive comments and suggestions, this is a fun way to share the free-motion love.
a. To start you make a circle. A big one, because you have to fit a star inside.
b. Then you extend a line into the circle. Not directly toward the center, but a little off to the side, in the direction you intend to go around the circle creating your star.
c. Then you go around the inside of the circle creating more points, until you return to the point you started.
d. Then travel around the outside of the circle and start your next one.
Here's the video:
You can do this for every pebble like above but I think it looks pretty sparkly to just do it in an occasional pebble. I show both in the video.
If you watch the video you'll see that my machine is occasionally skipping stitches. That's from a dull needle. After the video I replaced it and everything was better.
And finally, the day of announcing my Craftsy class grows near! I worked hard on it and I think it's the perfect class if you've had a little introduction to free-motion quilting and want to go a bit farther with it. Here's a little peek:
So with things getting close I am going to have a giveaway for one lucky quilter to take this class for free! I would love it if one of my blog followers won! Please enter at this link.
If you've never registered at Craftsy before you'll need to do that, but it just takes an email and picking a password. After you register you could take any or all of their many free classes including several lectures from Quilt Con 2013. I really enjoyed the free class on knife skills. The instructor is great too so now I'm taking his other class, 20 Essential Cooking Techniques.
Ok that was a lot of info for one blog post. But I didn't want to wait to share any of that! Happy stitching everyone.