Apple Core Sunset / Baby Quilt - You can read about the background to this story at this post.
Appliqued the boat onto the "scenery" panel.
Auditioned and chose a nice dark blue border.
Added a lower section and mounted the sandwich onto the longarm. It's ready for quilting!
FMQ Practice - Another Leah Day tutorial that I put on my sampler: Cursive Fs. I stitched the top row in from left to right, as though I was using a pen to paper. The second row was stitched in from right to left. I had to analyze the way the letter F was written: up to the right / around and down / loop to the left and repeat. Then, I could figure its opposite and stitch it in backwards: up to the left / around and down / loop to the right and repeat. You can see the opposite slant. It took a few before it was easier and more fluid.
I try to write backwards or upside down or with my non-writing hand. It's no longer writing but drawing and makes the brain think differently. It can be really fun! I like the way they both look.
Instead of filling my panel with the same thing in each row, I thought it would be good to try out different sizes of Cursive Fs. I like how puffy and textured my fabric became with this pattern. I would have never thought it would do that unless I tried stitching it out for myself.
Here it is inside the outline of a leaf. Nice!
This is a light week for me. But I still want to give a big shout out to all the super sewers who visit me through the FMQ Friday post! I would love to hear from you; please give me a shout back!