Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Feathers Free Motion Quilt Project
Thus, I decided that the best way to handle this was to re-learn machine quilting and just practice, practice, practice. That's the key to good quilting (and almost everything else) anyway, so when Maria Elkins put up SewCalGal's challenge on her website, I joined in as well.
Each month, a renowned free-motion quilter gives tutorials and has us practice an element of free motion quilting. This month was Diane Gaudinsky.
I'm lousy at echoing. The top piece is the sample I did this week. The sample at left is doodles I did with Shirley Stutz in a class I took with her in I think about 2006 or maybe 2007. I did a much better job there. Shirley's a great teacher and I enjoyed every minute of it. I was also using my beloved Bernina 153 which I sold to a friend when I upgraded to the 440.....and Carol...if you're reading...please remember I get first dibs if you ever decide to get rid of it...that machine was superb and beats the pants off my 440. So...I'm working on quilting...working on drawing....and hoping that just maybe I'll be able to improve.