I decided I'd just keep on going, however bad it looked (and these are some of the best bits), not stress and curse and unpick, just keep on going. Now, it's not going to win any prizes but, if I walk to the end of the garden, hang it over a fence, walk back to the house, take my glasses off and see how it looks, it's OK so I'm pretty pleased with "OK from a distance without glasses" on my first go. Next quilt, I'll put the glasses on and see how it looks - if it's not too good with mine on, I'll try with Nigel's on because his prescription's different to mine.
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
FMQ, here we go!
Ok, with support, advice and assistance from two of my online friends - emails from Trudi quilting prolifically (who's quilting is something to see) and Amy AlliKatMom (go here for her tutorial), and after some tim reading Leah Day's blog and watching her Youtube clips, I took my first tentative steps into the scary land of FMQ (free motion quilting for any member of my family reading this). So the idea is (for any member of my family reading this) that, unlike drawing where you move the pencil, in FMQ, the sewing machine needle stays still and you have to sort of doodle by moving the quilt.
Posted by Lynne (Lily's Quilts) at 15:55