I am not alone…

Spent Saturday at the local quilt guild’s Quilt-In.  They had a guest speaker teaching free20170624_114256_resized motion quilting.  I learned quite a few things, many techniques I was not familiar with.  I actually made quite  fantastic feather.  However, somehow I do not have a photo of it.  I think the biggest thing I got out of it was how not to be too critical and be adventuresome with new designs.  I actually feel like I my be able to venture out.  First I will have to finish my “One Monthly Goal” for June, then I can move onto another top where maybe I can try a new technique.  It was also interesting to see that many others struggled with the actual quilting part the way I do.  I am not alone.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting

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19 thoughts on “I am not alone…

  1. The reason I got a robotics unit is because my quilting looks like a 4 y/o did it. I can’t draw therefore I can’t freehand quilt. I did however, buy 10 yards of cheater cloth that my local store had on clearance for $5 a yard. It has the designs on it in blue that will go away when washed so I can follow it pantograph style. But I’m still “stuck” to begin because my ability to follow printed lines is there but the end result will still be frightening at first. I just need to get the fabric on the frame and begin I guess. Good for you to take the challenge and continue on! Keep posting your progress! Have you ever read the blog The Inbox Jaunt? You can go far back in her posts and she takes you step-by-step on how to do FMQ from a continuous line perspective. I tried a simple one on my sit-down and still no luck for me but you might have better success. Everything she has in her book is in her blog in different posts.

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  2. Hi Lori. You are not alone. I love to piece my quilts and even enjoy doing the binding, but I do not love the actual quilting. Thank goodness I have a long arm (but I still do not love it as much as I do piecing.) I think it is like exercising: I know it is good for your health but, as my grandson says, I just can’t like it. 🙂

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      1. Oh, me too!! The fun is in the piecing, for sure – and I do like the binding, as well. I think I would like the quilting better if I were to be good at free – motion, because that seems fun, if you can do it. Otherwise, it seems impossible. LOL I def. need to just start doing it, like you’re doing, Lori.

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  3. well, I will join the group! I love applique (hand), piecing, binding, and only the long arm to finish the quilt! Hopefully I will get caught up. I am sending out some of the tops for just pantograms so they will be finished! Less work for the one handed quilter (for awhile).

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  4. I admire everyone’s attempts at quilting, whether amateur or professional. I like the choosing of fabric (or collecting for my stash!), piecing can be fun, simple quilting is very very effective, it doesn’t have be clever or perfect.

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