Friday, March 14, 2014

McTavishing Week #2


This is my Week #2 McTavish practice piece. Amy of Amy's Free Motion Quilting Adventures is sponsoring a free motion link party/quilt along every Monday in March featuring Mctavishing!

I loved watching Amy's video as she filled in a circle and thought it would be fun to try out this week. I'm not sure if it was any easier. I tried to keep my eye on the border and hoped to have my design fill the circle completely. I didn't want the swirls to fizzle around the edges and definitely had to think a little more with the defined edges acting as an end to the design.

Here are close ups of each circle.




As I'm quilting each piece, I notice that my back tracking is a bit off, some of the lines are shaky. However, when you look at the design as a whole, it looks fine! I guess distance is a good thing! I'm quite happy with the final piece. I would love to use this design in a future quilt. Thanks, Amy! I don't think I would be this comfortable with McTavishing without your quilt along!


Here are a couple of the sketches I did. I think drawing on paper is harder! I've never been very good at drawing. So glad my sewing is better!

10 comments:

  1. Looking great! All your practice has really paid off.

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  2. The pattern you have used for these circles is delightful!

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  3. Oh, your practice came out very good. It's sew exciting to be practicing this style of quilting.

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad Amy had this quilt along. I would never have tried this without her!

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  4. Your practice pieces look good. That's fun to have a pretty good practice showing as you're moving toward perfecting it.

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    1. Thank you so much! It's much more fun than I thought it was going to be!

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  5. Thanks for linking up and participating! I think it looks fabulous.

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I would never have done this without you!

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