Friday, March 19, 2010

I tried the free motion quilting!

Michelle posted a tutorial on free motion machine quilting a while ago. I decided to give it a try. It is so much fun, and quite fast. Perhaps it was fast because I did my free forms larger than the tutorial instructed. My blocks are 6 inch squares. I did a couple practice pieces, then decided to give it a go. Once you have a little practice, the motion becomes easier.

I made a couple baby size quilts for humanitarian, and then this one was a gift. It isn't flawless, but I really like the results. It took me about 3 hours to piece and freehand and bind. It was much fun! The tutorial said that a regular sewing machine can only handle up to a crib size quilt. I completely agree; It was a bit of a wrestling match. I'm ready to try another!

1 comment:

  1. I have seen this in person and it is SO great!! i really want to try it, and Laurel is giving me the inspiration and courage to do it. :)