Monday, 14 April 2014

Slight Overestimation Of My Capabilities

So I was going to FMQ some circles over my Dresden Plates. Sounded simple enough and given that I now have a round FMQ foot this should have been a breeze. Well, you should have seen me yesterday...tried to circle around the center circle. I normally can echo around shapes with no problems...maybe not always 100% consistently but close enough. This though drove me to distraction...could not keep up a 1/4 echo, no matter how hard I tried. Changed the foot to the Echo FMQ foot that I got which involved dismantling the shank of the machine. Also did not work for me...back to my round foot...and so it went on.

I reckon it has to do with going over multiple colours and patterns...normally I echo around a shape that is surrounded by one I can focus on my foot and the distance that I am echoing. In this piece, every time I hit a new fabric, it threw me...maybe my brain just cannot handle it. After a while I tried drawing the circles in...ha, went through half the kitchen cupboard to find suitable circles! This happens every time I need to stitch circles on something.

On Sunday I had enough and went out and bought a stack of circle templates.  Beautiful, a whole pack of 9 ready made circles...that fixed the problem (I think!)...should have done this ages ago.

I did the outer circle with the walking foot and once I got the templates drew on the center circle. Tomorrow I will FMQ this and then echo this around the outside of the center circle. I think that is all I am going to do on the plate.

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  1. Hallo Karin,

    es schaut super aus...eine tolle Arbeit!

    Liebe Grüße Klaudia
    ...☆ ☾*.☆¸.•´¯)☆¸..•°*°•..☆ღ

  2. great job. Circles are really the hardest to keep even.
    LeeAnna Paylor

  3. I think circles are hard no matter what you're doing with them. So easy to throw them out of whack. I like how you've quilted the Dresden plates. Looks great!!

  4. It looks beautiful. Sometimes its best to just admit you have a problem and then attack it with determination!!! Hehe. Cant wait to see this finished!


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