Friday, November 11, 2011

Free Motion Friday Week 6: Pine Needles

So, have you come to a conclusion?  Are you a curve-loving person or a straight line-kind of person?  I think I may have stitched teams and am now cheering for the curves.  Interesting.  I just can not trace a stitched line to save my life, which seems to be what straight line quilting is all about lately.  Anyway, this week I stitched this crazy thing...



Instead of these pretty Pine Needles by Leah at the Free Motion Quilting Project.  Argh!


I was nearly ready to throw in the towel (or quilting sandwich - what ever).  Not to fear, though!  Leah Day to the rescue!  Out of the blue Miss Leah emailed me (Hi, if you're reading this!) and asked me to try out her Machingers, Supreme Slider and the Little Genie Magic Bobbin Washers and tell her what I think.  Well, of course I will!  (Duh, who wouldn't!?!?) So, she shipped a sample over and I will give them a try using this week's pattern.  I will let you all know my honest thoughts after giving them a try!  I am most excited about the Supreme Slider as the bump in my machine bed seems to always be my problem (or at least my current excuse). 

And how will we test out her goodies?  With this pretty pattern: H2O


We can use this handy-dandy video:



Join in the linky below and see what others were up to this week. Spread the encouragement and tips, please!  It's the only way we will learn.  If you need a reminder on the spirit of Free Motion Friday, please read the original post again.


17 comments:

Indianna said...

Curves and lines to keep both teams happy!

Nicky said...

Now that you are such a famous person Cindy do we have to tug our forelock before talking to you?? Tugging mine now - ouch!

You are not far off Leah's perfect pine needles - do remember she has had a lot more practice than us! But I will be expecting perfection when you use all these gadgets next week! Hehe! No pressure!

Toni said...

Not bad at all, Cindy! I can't trace those lines, either, but I still think straight stitching likes me better than curves. Next week's pattern looks fun. And yes, I'm expecting near-perfection from you with all your new gadgets!

Manda said...

I think in general I prefer curves. Your pine needles look good! They aren't far from Leah's! I use the supreme slider etc and I like them. Couldn't live without the gloves! Haven't tried this weeks design yet hopefully tonight! :)

Pat said...

I think your pine needles look marvelous! I have to tell you, I wouldn't FMQ without a Surpreme Slider. I think you will be amazed. I'm liking the next design, can't wait to try it. Thanks for hosting such a great linky!

Lynne said...

Oh, oh, the new pattern wants straight lines and curves! Taht's one way to unite the side-takers!

How lovely you were offered a chance to try out the new gadgets - can't wait to read you appraisal!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the supreme slider. I have been in the great debate over it. Your opinions will sway me for sure. BTW do you have skype installed and ready to go? It's almost time.

Sarah said...

Aww man how awesome is that?! Actually like your pine needles better (sorry Leah!) so you're doing really well in my opinion :-) I'm really looking forward to your opinion on the stuff she's sending you, I'd read all about it and heard her talking about them, but buying overseas etc.. expensive for us, so I'd love to hear whether you HONESTLY think they help! (no pressure... lol)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love your pine needles and how great was it to get an email from Leah?!! I know Barnyarns sells them, I've not tried them and I'll be interested to hear what you think about them!

Katy Cameron said...

Och, your pine needles look organic! Absolutely fine :o)

Have fun with your new tools, we'll be on the edge of our seats waiting to see how it goes...

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Pne needles look great and soooooo lucky getting the goodies...Well Done!

Jodi B. said...

Cindy, your pine needles look good to me. I like the look of a little space when retracing the line. It makes the needles stand out. Very exciting news on the Leah toys you will be trying. I use the supreme slider and also have an index card covering my feed dogs (I leave the feed dogs up). Can't wait to hear your opinions.

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

looks like aliens, LOL, fab!

lemony lucy said...

The original pine needles are great. I might like yours more though. I bit more modern and organic looking.

lemony lucy said...

The original pine needles are great. I might like yours more though. I bit more modern and organic looking.

lemony lucy said...

The original pine needles are great. I might like yours more though. I bit more modern and organic looking.

lemony lucy said...

The original pine needles are great. I might like yours more though. I bit more modern and organic looking.

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