This month’s lesson in the Free Motion Quilting challenge at SewCalGirl looked daunting, and I have been reluctant to give it a go – until yesterday afternoon when I decided I really should at least attempt it. After reading the tutorial I decided that yes I could have a go, as the process is so well explained. This lesson was by Diane Gaudynski and she has some really good additional instructions and information on her blog. Her feather quilting is so beautiful – something to aspire to.
I was pleasantly surprised at how it has turned out. There is a lot of room for improvement , but as a first attempt I am quite pleased. At this stage I haven’t attempted any additional echoing, but I did add more plumes so as to have more practice. On a quilt I would like to link them in a more pleasing arrangement, but for this exercise I was making use of available room. I found that keeping the 2 sides of the spine even and the echo stitching was not so easy, mainly because of the vision of the first line (something else I need to work on.)
So – now to go and practice it some more.