Saturday, October 15, 2011

Those cows are staring at me!

Every day a new excuse, not to begin the quilting on the cow quilt...  seriously, I'm glad to have taken the time to practice away on this chistmas quilt.  I am gaining confidence and trying a few new designs. 

 Here's a block.



A simple wave goes gives movement to the stripes.

Not really satisfied with the stitching, but love the overall look of a checkerboard.

A meandering geometric pattern.

A few things I have learned...

1.  Although I'm not yet satisfied with the stitching quality, overall, when looking at a completed block, it looks just fine.

2.  FMQ opens many creative doors, sometimes it's just tough to walk through them. 

3.  "Traveling" is a great thing in FMQ. (Not in basketball tho.)

4.  I need an open foot... mine is plastic and although it is clear, it's tough to see when quilting a small area... for instance the checkerboard pattern.  It's also tough to see behind the foot! 

5.  The old adage "practice makes perfect" applies to FMQ.

Off to close our cabin... winter is on it's way.

1 comment:

  1. Looking good on the Christmas quilt... you're ready to get moooo-ving on the cows!