I decided to do this FM quilting challenge on something I'm already working on, instead of creating a new sampler or just working on a small sample. Free motion quilting is something I've been doing (and loving!) for a couple of years now, it's the reason I make things--so I can FM quilt them.
Here is my leaf shape, done on a piece of hand-dyed fabric so that the stitching is kind of hard to see:
I tried to take a picture offset from the side, too, as I was having trouble getting it to show up well. I used a 50-weight thread from Connecting Threads in a dark green:
One more picture--
These are other parts of the piece I'm quilting. I used more threads from Connecting Threads, as well as some other threads I had (Aurifil, Mettler, YLI Soft Touch) in matching colors.
I'm just trying out some different patterns, I like working on smaller pieces that are part of a larger one so I can practice a certain shape or pattern in a small scale.
I'll take a picture of the whole piece as soon as I get a chance to bury the thread tails and wash those chalk pencil marks off.
I think this one is my favorite design:
If you want more information on the Free Motion Challenge project, or want to join in yourself, head on over to SewCalGal's blog!