Lately I have done a bit of sewing, but not much blogging. I almost forgot to post this month’s free-motion quilting challenge, which would have been a shame since I got it done last week. This month’s expert was Angela Walters. I enjoyed this technique which is called “tiles” I began with stippling the tiles, but then my creativity (or ADD) kicked in, and I tried a few more filler stitches. I need to practice more basic filler stitches, since at the machine I drew a bit of a blank and had to go on-line for ideas. I don’t know how people learned anything before the internet.
I have given up on having my practice pieces be anything useful. I am using a high contrast thread so that I can see my stitches easily and evaluate them honestly. When my kids go back to school, I will have more time to practice on actual projects and refine my technique.
Kathy Wylie (an award-winning quilter who recently spoke to my guild) has a series on her blog about free-motion quilting, and I am hoping to try her exercises as well.