Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A few days later...
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Free Motion and Ruler Work
Thread - Glide
Lesson learned - quilt some more old projects!
It's fun and it's okay to make mistakes!Day 4: a quiet day for quilting.
April 15, 2015
Thread - Glide
Speed - 30%
Still need to practice for spacing.
This first shot is of some quick meandering, just to relax and really playing around.
The lesson learned here is to practice a consistent distance when
doing echoing and keeping the sizes of the spirals consistent.
Note to self; you need to practice consistency.
This one was the practice for Day 3.
I am not fond of this at all.
Thread, speed, tension, etc was good.
Lesson learned here is that my stitching is very heavy in some areas,
perhaps I used those areas to travel too many times.
Day 2: Feathers (sort of) and some straight line ruler work
Monday, April 13, 2015
Thread - Glide (top and bobbin)
I think the puckers around the outside is because the sample sandwich is a little small. The Glide thread works much better with the same thread in the bobbin.
- Marked an 8" square and diagonal and square lines and stitched in the ditch
- Used a small (6") arc ruler to stitch the melon shapes
- Free motion the feather in each of those shapes
- used a straight ruler to stitch the straight lines 1/4" apart
Day 1: Paisley
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Top Thread - Glide
Bobbin Thread - Bottom Line
Going slow is better for this design and I know that I need more practice back tracking over stitches and deciding which direction to go in to keep it flowing.
Like the Glide thread but not with the bottom line.