Sooooo I am doing my very first free motion quilting...and I have to tell you, it's difficult! :-) Yes, I'd tried it a couple of times in the past, but not with my new machine, so I practiced for about fifteen minutes on a scrap fabric. Granted, I probably should have kept practicing for about six more MONTHS before I started doing it on my quilt, but I was impatient! I have removed about a third of the stitching I have done (boy, going backwards is REALLY hard!) but I have to say even with the un-sewing I am enjoying learning this new skill! Here's a sneak peek....
|This was the first thing I did...I didn't even draw it in first. I have four of these on each corner of a grandmother's flower garden block, and then placed a flower right in the center.|
|I had already sewn the leaf shapes, but added free motion veins. (Compare them to the quilting I show on my last post--no veins. Big difference!)|
|I had already made this lozenge shape with straight sewing also, then added the interior designs. You can see where my straight lines are not up to par!!!|
|Leaves on part of the center panel, and leaves on the border of that panel. I like the light blue quilting against both the muslin and the darker fabrics.|