Saturday, April 30, 2011

Day 1 and day 2

I have to admit that I was bad. I had every intention of posting about day 1 yesterday but by the time I got home from work I barely got the quilting done!

After seeing some of the beautiful work y'all are doing I'm almost ashamed of mine. But I am a very much a beginner at FMQ and the only way to get better is to practice, practice, practice which is why we're doing this isn't it?

Day 1 was mostly getting prepared to quilt. I did do a little on a scrap of fabric and batting. this is the result

All in all not too bad.

Day 2 I worked on a practice piece. I have a hard time with basic meandering. This wasn't too bad, I only really messed up two places. One I got to close to the line, the other I actually crossed it. The line meandering technique was a whole lot easier for me but for some reason I could not slow down doing this technique. My machine sounded like it was preparing for take off! lol But all in all it came out pretty good. The next square will be loops and then the last square will be clamshells. I hope it will help me learn more control. My ultimate goal is feathers! I adore quilts with feathers and REALLY want to master them.

after all this practice I'm going to be brave and quilt this:

Bonnie

5 comments:

Linda said...

Great start!!

Mary Ann & Mother said...

Meandering is something I haven't worked with...this is a great idea...I'd like to practice clamshells, too. Your quilt top is just beautiful - what nice use of color!

corina said...
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corina said...

I think you've done very well at meandering. I had difficulty with it when I was beginning too (and I still forget sometimes that I can stop the machine when I get stuck in a spot!). I love your quilt.

What Comes Next? said...

You are doing great - I could never master meandering - even now I'd rather do swirls and feathers than try and fill an area with meandering! Doing different styles and samples will definitely help, and it is all about the practice!