I have finished my entry to the Fancy Feet challenge over at Ricochet and Away. However am probably a bit late but I will show it here anyway:)
The challenge was to use a sewing machine foot that you have never used before. This was great timing as I wanted to attempt a baby quilt with free motion quilting. This was very scary for me but after a few tension issues it was nowhere near as scary as I'd imagined. I only followed a simple squiggle pattern which I freehand drew onto the quilt top with washable quilting marker.
|Free motion quilting foot|
Now as you can see by the picture here on the right I was way off the lines, but I really had a fun time quilting this little quilt and I was really happy with the results.
I did have the thread snap a couple of times but it was easily resolved by tying off the thread and then stitching in the same spot a couple of times where you tied off before continuing. I did also keep checking the back because I was paranoid about tension issues. This was good because on a couple of occasions I had really loose thread on the back which I had to unpick. All in all though I had a great experience and finished this little quilt in two hours.