Friday, July 23, 2021

Practice -

And more practice -
I need a LOT of practice - 
So I pulled out this old practice piece - 

And marked a grid in a purple section - 
Free-motion quilted the straight lines - 
And then practiced my "orange peel" quilting - 
Down the whole length of the section - 
It doesn't look too bad - 

Until you look up close - LOL - ;))

With practice - 

I can only improve - right? - ;))

I have LOTS of stuff to use for practice - 

So it will be fun to see - 

How long it takes me to improve - LOL - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 


Barbara said...

WOW! You want to improve and think you need practice? I mean how much more perfect can it get? I hope your goal isn’t to make it look like a machine did it! Unbelievable FMQ, and I’d settle with pride on not needing practice. WOW!

Linda Swanekamp said...

It looks great. The idea of quilting is that it appears as one coherent piece. A wobble or imperfect geometry is not an issue. Show quilts are another whole area. You should be able to see the hand of the maker on a quilt. Once, someone I knew came to see my longarm and when she took a look at my quilting on the longarm, she said, "That is why I am spending the money on a computerized system". That stung for a long time until it dawned on me that I was after a handwriting type style, not mattress quilting. Do we beat ourselves up for our handwriting because it is not machine like? No. Love your orange peel.

Gene Black said...

I agree with Linda. It doesn't need to be "machine made perfect." Those orange peels read as a cohesive group.
I see improvement from the first you showed on the "yellow" quilt. Yes, I can see bobbles and missed marks...but I see those on my quilts all the time - I know that once washed some of that will disappear into some lovely texture.
My "practice piece" like that quilt is one of my favorite quilts. Ha ha... I know we took the same class.

Frog Quilter said...

I think it looks beautiful!


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