Well I have been practicing my free motion quilting for February. Feathers!!! I seem to be able to do 2 or 3 leaves and then I loose it again.
This is a technique I will have to practise a lot to feel comfortable with it. One problem for me is changing machines. I sew on a Designer 1 but I free motion quilt on my Husqvarna Lily 540 and I quilt on a frame with my Husqvarna Mega quilter 9" throat. This makes it difficult to get the feel for a new technique. I can do the meander pattern on both my Lily 540 with the fabric in front of me and on the frame but I need to break out and try new patterns. I also like to quilt in small tight spaces. I have been able to open my meander pattern and make it much bigger. Last month I used the leaf pattern on my class project and my sister's Hungry Caterpillar quilt for her kindergarten classroom.
|My first attempts!|
|My best one of this group.|
|My second set of feathers.|
|The best one from this group.|
I complained every time I finished a feather and Sharon yelled from across the room, "Do it again!" So I sewed and sewed but I can see that I will need to sew a lot more and practise drawing the shapes to get this shape into my brain and hands. Oh well, back to the drawing board.