Thursday, September 29, 2016

June Wedding Sudoku - the borders are quilted -

OK - so I changed my mind on how I wanted to quilt the border -

I decided against trying to free-motion a design that had to be all matchy-matchy - and evenly spaced - and all the same scale. Then I thumbed through some of my books on Free-Motion Quilting looking for ideas - I have hundreds of books - ;))

I found what I was looking for in Leah Day's book "365 Free-Motion Quilting Designs" -

Day #272 - Heart Confetti -

So I went to her site to watch her video tutorial - HERE -

Tried it out on the border -

And I LOVE it!! - ;))

I'm obviously not as good at it as she is - and I got a little carried away and started moving my fabric a little too fast so some of my stitches got longer that I like - and some of my "hearts" are not shaped very well - but I'm happy with it and will try to do better next time - ;))

Tomorrow I plan to make the binding - get that attached - and start playing with something else - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Julie Fukuda said...

A big part of our staff training yesterday included the fact that we tend to practice what we are familiar with rather thinking out of the box. Since we tend to get better with what we practice, going for something new is just what is needed ... not that I need to be shown videos of what happens in the brain when we do ... but it looks like you are on the best track.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Julie - I'm hoping to practice a variety of different designs - and most of them are totally out of my comfort zone - but I figure that the only way to learn how to do them is to jump in with both feet and see what happens - it's only fabric and thread - not brain surgery - ;))

Gene Black said...

Excellent. I probably need a few more FMQ books for design ideas. I tend to stick to the ones I know well.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Gene - I find design ideas everywhere - books - blogs - magazines - Craftsy classes - and I have plenty of quilt tops that need quilting so I will probably try a variety - until I settle on my favorites - ;))


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