Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday update - 3/4/16 -

I'm still working on my FMQ lessons - ;))

If you want to learn FMQ -

I wholeheartedly recommend this class - ;))

"Free-Motion Quilting Essentials" with Christina Cameli -

This link will take you to Gene Black's blog - he mentions it - HERE -
You could go directly to the Craftsy site - or Christina's blog -
But Gene's an "affiliate" - so if you sign up through his blog - and his ad link -
I think he may get compensation of some sort -
And I don't mind promoting my friends -
Because Craftsy and Christina get paid either way - ;))

One thing I wanted to mention -

If/when you start working on the "Essentials"class -

Promise me that you won't skip around and "cheat" -
(Like trying "Feathers" first) -

And that you will start at the "beginning" -

And work your way through the lessons - one at a time.

I know some of you already know how to do it -

BUT she teaches the basics in such a systematic order -

Each step builds on something she showed before -

And I think you'll get so much more out of the class -

If you at least watch them in order - ;))

You may even discover some "bad habits" that you have to "unlearn" - ;))

Me?? - I'm a blank slate - haha - ;))

I'm up to Lesson #5 - ;))

I made that first feather and then got a little cocky -

"I got this!" -

And the rest of that lesson looks like crap - ;))

Oh, well - it's just practice - and I need LOTS of practice ;))

And as I mentioned to one of my bloggy buddies when we were discussing some FMQ designs -
...the most amazing thing to me was that - as I was thumbing through both of her books - I'm NOT afraid of any of those designs anymore - I KNOW I can do them - maybe not WELL at first - but I CAN do them - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Gene Black said...

And also, if you use an affiliate link, the price is the same to you as if you go directly to the site.

I love the feather you did in the square.
In the class intro lesson, Christina mentions that the classes are meant to be done in order. So, yes, everyone -even those who already free-motion- should do them in order.

Sew Surprising said...

Well who is a clever clogs hahahaah that really looks great, you will be FMQ'ing like a pro by the end of the year if not sooner :) well done 👏

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks for the info on the affiliate link - Gene - I forgot to add that little bit - ;))

My feather in the square is kinda squished - and I really wanted to get one to fit in the corner a little better - but it was my first one - and there's always a next time. And it REALLY does help to do them IN ORDER - thanks - ;))

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks - I have been telling myself for years that I should learn to FMQ - maybe this is the year - it's not like I don't have a pile of quilt tops to use for practice. And it will be fun to compare this BEFORE to an AFTER next year - ;))


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