Friday, September 10, 2010

Free Motion Quilting

This is my first try at using the instructions for the free motion quilt along on a "real" quilt.
This part did really well.  My "dna" lines twist together well.  My deep wavy lines are pretty regular.


Free Motion Quilting Wiggles 3




I got a little wild on this part. (sigh) Maybe it was too late when I did it.

Free Motion Quilting Wiggles 1
Notice the "barely wavy" line?  It almost went straight here.  Ha ha.  No fears though.  This is a learning experience.

12 comments:

Frummie said...

Most people learn on a piece of muslin...You are really brave to do it on a quilt...LOL
Hugs,
Frummie

Tangos Treasures said...

Your doing great!

Pat said...

Much better than MY attempt (which never happened yet!!!)

Barbara said...

More like a learning "curve" -- tee hee. Yes, it does look great! One question, do you use gloves?

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

Hey, looks good for just starting out!
I am spoiled with my Granni's machine....so I'm super impressed with anyone that does it on their machine! You're going to be professional grade before long :)

Tonya said...

way to go Gene, way to go.......

Sherry Hogan said...

Gene--that looks better than mine but hey it was my first try. Today I'm starting the first lesson on the practice quilt. I did find I do better on fabric than on paper.

sewmeow said...

Wonderful....keep it up and it'll be finished in no time. I hope you're enjoying the process!

Serena said...

cheering you on from here.
also don't you just hate it when fabrics a great print but too darn thin. i've got some oldies but goodies like that. i also found this spectacular mini hat print one but it turned out to be all poly........

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

It is a learning process and somehow we all expect we can just "do it" but when we were kids we didn't get our first box of crayons and start making art....we scribbled first :)

Keep up the practice....I find it to be a great stress reducer.

Smiles,
Kelly

Laurie said...

Glad you took the leap! Like everything else, it's all about practice AND relaxing your shoulders!! Have fun with it - you're off to a great start :)

Pat said...

Really good Gene. It's fun isn't it? Every time I put a quilt on machine I'am still practicing too. I believe we learn with everything we do.

Happy Quilting!