Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Video: Free Motion Quilting Random Fill

In December, I made a gift for a friend. I shared the finished project with you on A Friend Loves at All Times, but I never shared the video with you. I think you'll notice an improvement in video quality as I shot it with my new camera (a Canon Powershot G16).


You'll also be pleased to know that my hubby has fixed my sewing chair and there will soon be less creaking of my chair as I wiggle around while shooting my videos.

Here's the finished project:

Heart free motion quilted

Below is a shot of the whole design, but since the lighting was straight-on, it looks very flat.


I can't wait to do some more videos with my new camera. I hope you like them. I get so much more done when I know you fabulous folk are watching. Hmmm...does that sound creepy? Exhibitionist-y? I dunno. But I know it's fun to share my free motion quilting adventures!

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful video, Amy, and lovely quilting as usual! Thanks for takng trike to share with us! The new camera is a nice improvement.

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  2. Hi Amy - thanks for the video! Your camera is working fabulously! Love your motifs!

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  3. I really enjoyed this Amy. It was great to watch you quilt and check out the finished work at the same time. I could figure out where you were going. Maybe I'll get to this level some day?!! Cheers!

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  4. Hey Amy; Great video! I find it so relaxing I could watch you quilt all day but darn it Hubby wants to eat..Val

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    1. Gee, family members can be so demanding! *smile* We should go on a quilt retreat and let them fend for themselves sometime. lol

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  5. Great video and I love the new camera. Thanks

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  6. The new camera is great, and I love the project. It is a great idea for a present.

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  7. Lovely gift, great video with your new camera. What thread were you using, it's lovely

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    1. That's an Affinity variegated thread from Fil-tec, makers of Glide thread. Both are 40wt polyester threads.

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  8. This camera is *so* clear, Amy! Wonderful! And what a lovely gift for your friend! :)

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    1. Thanks Sandy. I thought my old Canon was doing a great job until I took this video. Now I am so glad to have upgraded!

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  9. I love your quilting with the variegated. And yes that camera is doing a fine job!

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  10. I'd love to know how you set up the camera, and WHERE! I tried to film myself, but to get a good shot, the camera & tripod is right in the way of doing the actual quilting. :D

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    1. Andrea,

      I use a flexible arm mounted onto a clamp. The clamp attaches to my table off to the side of my machine and the arm supports the camera in front of me. That’s why you’ll see some jiggling of my camera sometimes. I know the Crafty Gemini used to attach her camera to her sports bra with one of those flexible arm tripod things.

      I forgot to mention in my email to you that this won't work with a large, heavy camera. In fact my new camera is at the limit for the arm mount.

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