Thursday, June 25, 2009

Free Motion Embroidery

This is as close as I have come to "free motion embroidery".
The idea of painting with thread intrigues me, but I seem to kill my machine whenever I try it!
Ever so often I get brave again and make an attempt.
These flowers really don't count...feed dogs were up.
Any suggestions I would gladly accept.
I'm ready to try it again.

10 comments:

jan said...

I think your flowers look lovely, I love the colours together!

jan said...

I think your flowers are lovely, I love the colours together!

vivian said...

Why dont they count? I think they are pretty impressive!
have a great weekedn!
hugs
vivian

Marilyn said...

I'm afraid I don't have any tips--I just can't get the hang of it yet:( I want to...but I guess it takes more than wanting to...maybe practice, practice, practice?
Your flowers are beautiful and I'd make them 'count'!

connie said...

I like them just the way they are... I just got a machine with feed dogs that drop, it is such fun.

mystele said...

just wanted to pop in and say thank you for your affirmation on my blog today! that meant a lot. take care!

Sharon said...

WOW Do I like these or what. Great colors and love the stitching. Sharon PS only suggestion and I was told this and it worked for me move faster with the machine speed. I found that helped me. I always warm up on scraps before and that seems to help too.

3rdEyeMuse said...

If my experimentation turned out looking like that ... I'd be experimenting DAILY!

Diane said...

I agree, the flowers are wonderful and I usually FMQ with the feed dogs up. I've seen people quilt slow and some quilt faster than I'd run my machine in a straight line! Myself, I vote for slow, so I can make my hands keep up with the machine.

Deirdra Doan said...

I just took a class with Ruth Rae...I had so much fun doing the FMS...we used gloves fo the process..made it wo much easier...I loved it!

http://ruthrae.blogspot.com/