It's the beginning of March, already! What have you done? Well I have been sewing - although not as I would like due to brain-drain, but progress has been made even if just a little bit!!
Until the next post - keep your motor (sewing machine) running!
Last month I did a demo class with the very basic skills needed on how to get started with free motion quilting, to my guild. We had a blast with it! At least I think we did? Most times when they tried something they would say it didn't look very good. Of course I would say "Practice, Practice and you will see how quickly you get better". That class brought me to the subject of this post, and had me realise just how much I missed/loved instructing/teaching!
Pattie and I should have been quilting up a storm by now but alas that four letter word still gets in the way. But this week I'm on holidays trying to recover from the "brain-drain" before I head in for my next session of it called "year-end". So, we (Pattie and I) decided to "bond" a little better today by quilting on my Challenge Finish, which I pledged to have done by next meeting. That date just happens to be next Wednesday!! See what I mean by "March already"!! Pattie and I were going to "practice" what we were preaching at the little class I gave. Today, I decided that by the time I was done certain sections of this wall hanging, I would be comfortable quilting "pebbles".
Pebbles, you say? Yes, free motion quilting round to oval little shapes in a continous motion on fabric. Simple - right? NOT! At least not for me. I really don't draw (which I guess I should practice too?) so I have to really get a good mind-set going, and sometimes the hands have a mind of their own! But as you can see, I did get the pebbles to be sort of round and some are actually oval and feel most comfortable now with this design, that I won't be afraid to try it on another project later. There were 20 of these little sections to do so that was some "real" practice.
|Practicing pebbles - March 5/14|