Thursday, February 25, 2016

More Free Motion Quilting Success

Quilting before breakfast - even before my second cup of coffee?  Those that know me well are probably saying "Not Gene!"   But Wednesday morning that is what happened  The fires of inspiration were burning as brightly as the sun. The sun was nowhere to be seen in the sky because the rain and wind were still dancing madly and wildly.  But inspiration can trump weather, easily.
So, the next lesson in the class on Wild Quilting was on grouped designs.  I had watched most of it the previous night. I had started the piece but had to go to bed.  So on Wednesday morning this piece was completed.

You can click on the photos for a larger view
I put three photos because I am trying to show it off to the best advantage.  You know it is hard to get a good photo on a rainy day unless you have a photo studio (and I don't have one.)
This may sound like a brag, but it is more in the category of amazement.  I am impressed.  I am in awe to think that I did that. But I did stitch every stitch (good and bad, to be fair.)

I decided to share the review I wrote for this class.  It is a published review on Craftsy.   I am also including my affiliate link at the bottom of this post.  I appreciate it if you click through my link when you go there to order classes or supplies.

Below is the review I wrote for the class.
This class is great if you want to up your free motion quilting game.  After looking at Christina's samples, and thinking "I really wish I could quilt like that."  I convinced my budget to stretch and afford this class.
WOW!  Christina started it off fairly simple and builds on that foundation. The first piece was as easy as I thought it looked, but I was waiting for my "spectacular fail" on the second one.  Surprise! That firm foundation built by the first piece, along with Christina's insights into why she does it the way she does, really gave me the power to go with it.
The lightbulb in my head cranked up to 150 watts of energy.   I even did some quilting on the second one before my second cup of coffee and before breakfast.  Now that defines an inspiring teacher.

#ad This is an affiliate link to the class.  Wild Quilting by Christina Cameli.

FYI: The solid fabrics I am using for this class are Connecting Threads Quilter's Candy Solids

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Debbie said...

Wild, wonderful and free spirited quilting you have going looks very good. Your photos showed the texture well. It is hard to show that texture from a head on I try to get those from the side ones, too.

Barbara said...

Pretty wonderful! Amazing what's possible with the right amount of commitment and patience. Great job,Gene!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Wow....what an improvement since the last time I visited blogland. Impressive Gene....I'm tickled for you.


Kathleen said...

This is beautiful Gene! Just packed with a variety of little motifs. Makes me smile as I find each different one. Way to go!!

Marie said...

I'm impressed with what you have done and its great!! Are you using your regular machine for this. Great work. Hugs, Marie

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Terrific!! - and BEFORE breakfast - WOW!! - ;))

Jackie said...

Fantastic, you should be so proud.

Unknown said...

you're doing great!