This month’s tutorial for SewCalGal’s 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge was led by Leah Day. I was really excited when I heard. Leah Day’s blog was the main free motion quilting tutorial I found when I became interested in quilting. She has an awesome blog that lists so many patterns and tutorials. Her tutorial this month was for two patterns based on a foundational meandering. I’m sewing this on a Bernina 820, with OpenToe Embroidery foot, Feed Dogs down, Tension 3, Universal 75 needle, and Mettler Metrosene thread. You can’t tell by this photo, but tension was the best I’ve done so far.
Leah suggests buying layer cakes and keeping them to one side for practice ‘sandwiches’. I really liked that idea, but decided to hit a sale at Hancock’s, buy inexpensive quilting cotton and cut them in 10″ squares. I think it will work great.