I was going to spend just an hour working on my workshop piece today and then do some much needed housework but one hour turned into quite a few! Who said I'm stubborn??? I have had quite a battle with my machine today. It has refused to pull up the bobbin thread and thrown stitches and snapped its thread but I refused to be beaten and after many rethreads, changes of thread, cleaning and a new needle I did manage to get to a finishing point. I've decided that my machine does not like tyvek very much and I probably need to experiment with different tensions a bit more. At least I didn't break any needles!
I've added in scraps of fabric and baby wipes from my scrap bag and also some recycled petticoat lace and some hessian mesh. All I need to do now is decide on a binding and I will have killed two birds with one stone! A completed workshop project and the November Contemporary Quilt Group Journal Quilt (Yes, I know it's only October! This must be the first time I've ever been ahead of myself!).
As usual, you can click on the photo to enlarge. What do you think, Gina? I have to decide now whether to continue with this technique for my quilt for next year's Festival of Quilts or whether to proceed with my printing ideas. Whatever the decision I am definitely going to continue with Free Machining practice. I have a link in my sidebar to Leah Day who is blogging a free machine quilting pattern every day for 365 days and I intend to make up some fabric sandwiches and try some of these for myself. While I may not quilt with them per se they will be good for all sorts of effects in my art quilts. Somebody please remind me I said that I would practice some FME quilting - regularly!