Friday, August 23, 2013

Freed from the Creative Funk for Friday

So my last post was a bit cranky and I was feeling a bit out of sorts in a bit of a creative funk that seems to happen between major projects.

Today was a bit better and then I realized another week had past and I had nothing to post at either Free Motion Friday at Leah Day's blog nor at Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday.

But I decided I would get some free motion quilting in anyway. It was quiet time and the kids were being pretty good so I grabbed a piece of Peltex and a funky bit of batik that someone had given me in a stash purge. I decided I would make a large fabric post card/small wall quilt.


 I decided I would just doodle quilt a flower strategically over the blobs of color. It turned out pretty well and I'm glad because I decided that I wouldn't rip out any stitches. I wanted to stretch myself and curb my perfectionism; do it and have fun. Gave my inner critic the day off too. OK, I confess there was one tiny spot I had to rip.


 Since the ruler toe was still on my Janome Convertible Free Motion Quilting Foot Set and I hadn't done much ruler work on the Janome lately, I did some curved lines using Rhonda Beyers small Double S ruler. I really like doing ruler work on my sewing machine. It's one way of doing background work without getting too dense with a filler.


It ended up measuring about 6.75 x 8.75 inches. I still need to fuse a piece of cardstock to the back and finish the edges. It's far from perfect and there are some spots that really should have been redone but I enjoyed myself.

Leave me a comment and I will pick someone at random to mail it to! (In a manilla envelope)




12 comments:

  1. I love it. It's so spontaneous. And perfection is highly overrated. Perfection is static, dull. Glad your over the creative block.

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  2. Whimsical has its own kind of perfection, I think. It's beautiful! -Anna :)

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  3. It looks good to me and I don't see any places that need to be done over. Wonderful doodling!

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  4. I applaud your bravery! It looks wonderful. Have you ever done Zentangles before? I haven't jumped in yet; just a few doodles on paper. Quilting is my first love but I've seen Zentangles using thread on fabric and its amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Very nice strike through. It's lovely and everything doesn't have to be show worthy! :)

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  6. I love this piece. It's beautifully done!

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  7. personally, I try to never reach for my stitchripper - I like things perfectly imperfect! This turned out beautifully - working this way is so much fun!

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  8. Beautiful and so free! Ya did good girlfriend!

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  9. That is SO cool! I love batiks. It would never have occurred to me to alter my FMQ to the colors of the fabric though. That is so cool. You just taught me a new way to look at my batiks :)

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  10. A great little design to practise flowing lines.

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  11. Give away is closed. Congrats to Ms. What Comes Next?!

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