Remember our first Free Motion Monday Series of McTavishing? That design used a series of small "C" shapes to get out of tight spots. I never felt really happy with my "C's", so that the design focus for this month.
To give a cohesive design to work on, I'm introducing "Columns of "C's". This design has popped up in several quilters work, including Renae Haddadin's Fill'er Up: Quilting Designs, where she calls it "Column of arcs". There are a couple of variations of this design, some also are featured in Renae's book.
I'm quilting a customer quilt, so I used my back up machine, a Janome 3160. I use a modified standard free motion foot on it. I figure some folks might enjoy seeing a smaller machine used.
Column of "C's" is done by subdividing the quilting area with columns, and filling the columns with "C's". I prefer to echo my column lines so there's a channel between the "C's". I definitely need to practice this design and improve my "C's". Feel free to "Gimme a C!" in whatever form you want.
I also want to thank all of those who answered my "Roll Call for the Ruler Toe". A winner has been drawn for a giveaway of an Accents in Design ruler. "StitchinByTheLake" is my winner, assuming you live in the USA. I am compiling your responses into a reference chart for this handy ruler foot.
BTW, I drew 2 other folks first, but they were no-reply bloggers, so I chose again.
Here are the link up guidelines:
- Keep your post relevant to this quilt along please. (This month is unspecified, so anything dealing with free motion quilting is fine!) Spammy posts will be deleted.
- Make sure you link up to the individual post, not your home page as nobody wants to have to search around for the post if they're a little late to the party.
- Reciprocate! Link back to this post somewhere in your post or use the clickable blog button in your sidebar. You've got to dance with the one who took you to the party, so make sure you link back.
- Don't be a wall-flower. (Talking to myself here too. In person I am so stinking shy!) Visit the other links, be sociable, and leave comments.
- Please make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you are a no-reply blogger, especially if you ask a question.