This is the pattern as it is meant to look:
And this is my version: I did a poor job of picking thread that would stand out...so squint?
The back was all sorts of messed up. See how the threading is all uneven with the top stitch barely visible? Then I realized it was because I was using a feature on my bobbin that is supposed to hide the stitching. I wanted to try it with some piecing I was finishing up. This hiding the thread is Good for sewing clothes, not so good for FMQ. I will have to go back and sort this out.
These are the lovely leather driving gloves I bought with my mother years ago in Paris. They only cover half the hand and were perfect for holding the rails while riding the Subway in NYC...but they've been sitting in my closet until I thought hunh, maybe I could use these for FMQ? Hahahaha, wearing gloves really does give a new dimension to the FMQ practice, more grip on the fabric if that makes sense. But hahahahaa, the black leather made my mind wander last night and made me think that I looked like a serial killer...then my memories went further back to an Alfred Hitchcock movie with some scene of Carey Grant and a car driving wildly...like...
To Catch a Thief (1955) starring Carey Grant and Grace Kelly
Hahahahaa...so where does your mind wander while you are sewing? Linking up to Fluffy Sheep Quilting - go check out everyone else's FMQ Progress!
- rebecca lynne
P.S. If you stopped by last week and left a comment on my FMQ Post I am SO SORRY IF I HAVEN'T RESPONDED TO YOUR COMMENT OR STOPPED BY YOUR BLOG YET! I am still catching up on my emails whilst I was away. I promise I will be by soon...in fact, I'll come visit to see your work this Friday. Do forgive me! I truly appreciate all your comments and feedback! Thanks!