Practice, practice and more practice.
Big gaps of empty spaces.
Back to the drawing paper!
Three pointed hats were easier to draw then two.
How about a little loop at the end of the points, would this look like bells? In total I drew 40 pages of jesters' hats before free motion quilting the design.
Starting to get the flow of this, now I'm able to draw the hat in all directions.
This is fun!
Good afternoon! I came across your blog today and saw that you fmq with your 930. I am new to my 930 (LOVE it!), but am not sure of the ins and outs of fmq with it. My machine did not come with any special feet. I would love it if you could explain what foot you use, and what settings you use on the 930 when you fmq. Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to answer my email. I hope I can perfect fmq soon!I did my practice piece using my Bernina 930 Record.
The Bernina has a high and low speed. I set it to low speed.
The stitch length (bottom dial) is set to zero.
The feed dogs are dropped.
Warm and Natural cotton.
I used 505 spray glue to baste the sandwich together and then an Avery micro basting gun to tack around the edges.
First pull the bottom thread up to the top side and micro stitch the ends in place.
The little white dots are the plastic tacks from the basting gun.
Free motion quilting making jesters' hats....
this is tons of fun!
Filling in the spaces.
Ooops!! Ran out of bobbin thread.
This is a great time to check the stitch quality on the back side.
The join would be less noticeable if I had stuck with the same thread colour.
I use a Bernina number 29 large darning foot.
Back side view.
They say a picture says a thousand words, obviously, I had lots to say about this free motion quilting design. Below is jesters' hats on my free motion challege sample quilt which I blogged about here.As always your comments are really appreciated. Have a super duper weekend all.