I am in awe of quilters who can free motion quilt using a plain ordinary sewing machine…I HAVE tried and it ain’t pretty! There are bumps and lumps where the stitching should be straight and there are sharp point where there should be curves…I am hopeless. And the length of the stitches…well let’s not even go there!!
For the past 6 months I have been watching Leah Day’s videos on 365 of Free Motion Quilting Filler Design (LOVE this blog-she is so wonderful!!) She makes her quilting designs look so easy..so effortless…so flowing…”I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO DO THAT!!” I tell Lisa after each broadcast. SEW…today I put together a bunch of practice fabric sandwiches…watched a couple more videos…did some practice drawings and then tried a fabric sandwich…needless to say…you won’t be seeing any pictures in the near future of my free motion quilting!! I then phoned Satin Moon Quilt Shop and enrolled in three free motion courses!! Two are in October and one is in November…The morning class is for beginners~this is what we will be working on…
I’m a good, keen student so by that afternoon I figure I’ll have advanced to intermediate ;o) so I signed up for the Intermediate Free Motion class from 1-4! This is what we will be doing~
Yikes…do you think I have bitten off more than I can chew?…
A month later, after they have recovered from my Intermediate MESS…I am hopefully going to slip in and take this class..free motion quilting borders. Now this one looks like fun!!
In the meantime…think I’ll keep working on those sandwiches…and that’s no baloney! Yeah, yeah…I know..I know…lame!
Have a winning Wednesday and Happy Quilting!~P