Friday, February 10, 2012

You dont know till you try

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.)
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So – now to go and practice it some more.

11 comments:

quilt 'n piece said...

I like your feather Marilyn. You spacing is nice and even.

Marls said...

Marilyn that is a great feather. it makes it look like you have been quilting feathers for a while. I am still to start mine.

Susan said...

Mrilyn, that is really good - I joined up for that too - somehow I ahevnt quite made it yet!

Allie said...

That's your first attempt at a feather??????? Oh my goodness it's wonderful! I'm blown away!

Noela said...

Your feather is great. I would be so pleased if I could do as good as that. Congratulations.

Kay Lynne said...

Your feather looks great!

Dianne said...

Oh my gosh you should be pleased with that feather for a first attempt. Well done Marilyn. Thanks for the links will check it out.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

that is so good...you must be so pleased with yourself..

Lyn said...

that looks good..you are so clever...

Teresa said...

Wow.... this is your first attempt??? You have done so well. I am very impressed and you should be very pleased with yourself. Well done Marilyn x

shez said...

very good Marilyn.xx