Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Week 2 for McTavishing

    I am way behind after spending the day supervising Sir Old Man's yard work.  He was having just a bit too much fun with the electric hedgers.....so glad the bushes will fill out again soon  :)

   So today I wanted to get some practice in for the McTavishing lessons over at Amy's Free Motion Quilting Adventures.    Last week Amy commented to me about trying to fill in a defined shape.  So that is the direction I took this week.  I did paper practice first and then off to the machine.
   And she is so right.....it is much easier with in a defined shape.  I still have everything  going in the same direction.  For some reason, I don't stitch an s-shape well.  Oh, well, that is how my brain/hands work.  But....those "c's".....they are not as easy as you think.  A couple of spots look good, and in others they are just too flat.  So I need to really put move curve into them.


I switched to piece of solid purple fabric.  Again I chalked in a couple of leaf shapes, and then marked in the edge.

  I filled in the leaf shapes using a light green thread.....so I could see where I was stitching.  The c-shapes are a little bit better.  I like the flame effect that happened in a couple of areas......I need to figure that out and learn to create it at will.

  Back to paper......before I try another piece.  

11 comments:

  1. But there is improvement from your first try.

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  2. I think it is looking really good, Debbie!

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  3. I really, really like it! I'm glad you found my comment helpful. Thanks for linking up and joining in!

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  4. Hi Debbie, Very good start! Isn't it interesting to analzye the 'Cs' and 'Ss' and seeing the difference! I am still working on both.

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  5. Fabulous stitching. Way beyond my capabilities. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  6. I think it looks great, especially the purple one. I need to get started on trying this, it's beautiful.

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  7. Very nice! You are improving and that is what practice is all about...I find that each piece is better than the last one while working on this stitch...if you don't like the c's you may want to try working small pebbles instead...

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  8. Terrific job McTavishing. I like the idea of filling the leaf shape. Next week I'm going to try a leaf and I think a paisley would work well too.

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  9. This is pretty, I like it a lot. I also like the leaf

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