Friday, 13 January 2012

Free Motion Quilting Challenge

I've always wanted to do Free Motion Quilting, but have always been scared to try it.  Something about having to dictate the stitch length and direction seemed very scary, so this challenge seemed to be the perfect place to start.

The challenge for this month was to try a leaf shape.  I watched the video and it seemed so easy, so I prepared my sandwich and took the plunge.
 These aren't in any way perfect, but I am delighted with how it turned out.  It wasn't as bad as I was expecting and I love the effect on the quilt sample.
I imagine it might be a bit harder on a larger quilt, but having started on a small piece, at least I can work my way up, 

10 comments:

Nicola said...

I think that free motion quilting is one of the hardest skills to master.

I am very impressed with your leaves.

Sue said...

You have done a great job.

Donna said...

Your first go at the free motion quilting? WOW! You work is really good.

Terry said...

Your leaves look good! Is that the last of the flower fabric?

Tudy said...

They turned out very nice. I have never done any of it and probably won't anytime soon. Keep up the good work.

stitcheranon said...

I think that is really pretty. I would not even know how to set my machine up for that. You are inspirational...wish you lived closer to inspire me a bit more rofl xx

Maggi said...

Practice is what it is all about and having the confidence to just go for it. You have made a very good start.

Rudee said...

This is interesting. I think I like it best on the lighter color. It shows off the stitches better.

Evie said...

You are so brave...free motion quilting gives me the heebies! I shall have to master it at some point this year...just not yet! ;-)

Wendy said...

Your first try is really good! And as with anything else, practice makes it so much easier.