I’m going to be brave…

I have just quilted this practice piece in a sort of loopy pattern with a couple of points to get back to where I needed to.

The tension was right, so the back looks just the same as the front. I wore washing up gloves, which made it easier to keep the action smooth.

Wish me luck as I take the plunge and start on the real quilt!

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Posted on August 20, 2013, in Jacob's ladder quilt-making and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I have yet to be so brave to do free motion on a large project. I’ve only done free motion on mug rugs and placemats. Please post some pics of your progress and any tips or learning moments for you!

    • Learning moment so far: abandon ship and make tea towels instead while ordering PROPER thread and needles and going through the whole process of practising on mini sandwiches again.

      • Erica McCarthy

        Seems I can comment using my phone. Hurrah! Definitely go for the free hand option, it will be the most fun.

  2. Erica McCarthy

    Go for it girl!

  3. They say practice makes perfect, and that FMQ is like honing a muscle… Good luck!

  4. Thank you. Very frustrated that the machine I’m using will not play ball. I can quilt a little practice thing, but when I try it on patchwork with all the seams, the needles start breaking again. Don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

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