My practice cloth for the Free Motion Quilting Challenge does not look much like a Miss January, more like Mr. January which is fine. I made 3 sandwiches last night from a couple of scraps of blue fabric from my old stash. I had just enough for the 3 of them and am thinking place mats for my parents; one for each of them and one for the middle of the table.
The 2” wide strips of checked fabric were spray basted onto the sandwiches and secured by zigzag stitching around the edges.
The natural light was long gone by the time I finished quilting, so I tried taking pictures both with and without the natural daylight lamp. None of them worked very well.
I quite like the turquoise thread against the blue grey solid.
The stitches look well enough on the front but not that great on the back. The sewing machine has been parked for a few years and smelled a bit funky when I cranked it up, so I’ll have to figure out our tension issues as he and I get reacquainted. Oh well; I have decided I won’t focus on perfect stitches while working my way through the challenge, but more on the fun of free motion stitching and practicing new doodling patterns.