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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Practicing My Free Motion Quilting

I have continued practicing free motion quilting and it's not as hard as I thought it would be. I just need to practice on making smooth rounder curves and circles. What do you guys think of this? I also went to our local JoAnn's which is closing by the way due to a super JoAnn's opening a little further from me. Anyway, I bought a bunch of stuff that was on sale, a beach chair, three quilting books, jewelry supplies, and some cheap fabric to practice some free motion quilting. After I got the total I was like, "How can that be, everything was on sale." You know how that goes. I still have to finish the border of a crib size baby quilt which I started 9 months ago when I was working. I'm happy to say I'm not going back to work. I just can't with my bad back and I wasn't able to do anything else. I accepted the fact that if I worked any longer I was going to be in big trouble. Good news is I'll be able to post a lot more now. My pups are happy to have me home now and they follow me around with their toys all day long. It's pretty funny. I will probably post again as the day goes on.

3 comments:

judy in ky said...

I always spend too much at JoAnn's. I hope my local store never closes!
I haven't tried free motion quilting yet... yours looks pretty good.

Jane said...

I machine quilted my scrappy bargello but I did SID! I am going to start practing machine quilting so I can do free motion on my OC quilt. Your free motion looks good.

Susan said...

I spend too much everywhere, and sales only make it worse! I hope you won't miss work. I know you'll enjoy the time for stitching!

I think the meandering looks good, and it will smooth out and round off more as you do more of it. I find playing something like Strauss waltzes in the background helps, too. =)