Monday, 5 October 2009

Free Motion Quilting











Hello everybody, I am still not 100% but fely up to some sewing today.Kathleen is very good at Free Motion Quilting and I am scared stiff to try it and as you can see by my first two efforts I have every reason to be scared. Kathleen phoned me after I had completed these two and asked how I was getting on and I said "I don't like it" that was of course a challenge issued and she arrived at my house 5 minutes later. The first thing she made me realise was my shoulders were so tense they were up past my ears so she made me shake and relax them. My next effort was a little better The flower in the middle is Katherine's and she told me to follow what she had done, I found it incredibly difficult but had two goes whilst she directed me. The next one with lots of flower heads was a little easier and they were definitly getting better. The last two were my best effort and I felt completely drained so I was told to rest, but that I must practice every day even if I had to use my husbands underpants, Thats my girl! Does anyone else find this difficult? I am going to sit and do a little hand sewing now because I can.




7 comments:

scrappy quilter said...

I use to find it very difficult too. It's now my preferred way to quilt. I love doing it. I find I can quilt a quilt so much faster. It took a lot of practise though until I could get it right. Glad you're feeling a bit better. Hope you are now on the mend and feeling 100% soon. Hugs..

Kathy said...

I have never tried it, but it looks challenging.

Feel better!

beedeebabee♥ said...

This looks so hard to do! There's another very talented gal who I love to visit, named Cat. She makes amazing pictures with her sewing machine. If you'd like to take a peek, go to baumcat.blogspot.com I don't think I could ever get my sewing machine to do such wondrous things!!! Hugs, Paulette

silversewer said...

I find it difficult to, I am still on 'scribble'. Glad you are feeling a little better. Take your time reocvering do not try to do too much too soon.

LaurieStar said...

Hello! I'm sorry you've been so sick with the flu. :( I love your quilting! I don't think I could do it!
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog - it really lifted me up. And now I also see my Trinkets badge posted right on your page! OH MY! You are so sweet! Thank you for making my day! :)

Diane said...

Oh, Jilly, good for you! I'm still scared to try it! Shame on me! It's on my to-do list for some weekend during the winter to put that special foot on my machine and GO FOR IT!
Diane

Angela Harris said...

I think I've seen this in a Stampington magazine. This looks extremely fun and I am definitely going to use this technique soon. The flowers are fantastic!

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