I took a fantastic class with Angela Walters where she recommended that interested quilters practice free motion quilting 10 minutes each day. Ever since then, I have been off and running! Here are some of the quilt sandwiches (fabric/batting/fabric made to mimic a quilt) made so far:
They are far from perfect but they are a start. I can see improvement every day and I’ve learned valuable lessons. Starting out, I just put on my darning foot and tried to free motion quilt! (So optimistic and naive…) Then I learned about my sewing machine’s free motion quilting mode. Umm…yeah… Through my posts on instagram (you can find me here) I tried making pebbles in grids, used gloves (HELLO!) and changed my stitch length to 0. If I had tried to learn all of this at once, I doubt I would have been successful. However, since I promised myself that I only had to practice ten minutes a day, I have learned a lot and not felt pressured.
So… I challenge any interested readers to try it out. Starting on Monday, August 18th, for every instagram post with the hashtag daily fmq (#dailyfmq), you will be entered to win Aurifil donated by Gotcha Covered Quilting! Get your quilt sandwiches ready! It’s going to be fun!!