I did a practice square yesterday And was wondering why I can draw the designs on paper so nicely and then when I get to the machine it all goes somewhere else. Then it hit me. I write with my left hand and almost everything else with my right. I cut, bowl, eat right handed. And I noticed when I free motion quilt, my right hand is the dominant hand. Any lefties out there seeing the same thing? Should I try drawing the patterns with my right hand? I didn't realize I had a dominant sewing hand until I started the practice block. Very interesting.
I did a practice block and liked the results. I made my own star (just drew it on the fabric) as I wanted to see how I did staying the shape of a block. This is my first attempt at pebbles and fillers. I tried to do the loopy thing in the border around the block, but that's going to take a lot more practice!! I have trouble when things need to be symmetrical. I can't wait to get home tonight and practice some more. I also tried a couple of different feathers.