Tuesday, June 25, 2019

That Was Fun!

AND relatively painless! I switched things over for free-motion quilting yesterday and was surprised at how well it went. And yes, how much fun it was. Fun has never been a word I've associated with my free-motion quilting, but maybe the time off has actually been good for me in that respect. (However, as I turned off the machine, I realized I had not changed settings to "spring foot", yet it worked just fine on the general setting.) Plus, this is a quilt for a child so there was a great deal of freedom in just "winging it" and seeing where the stitches took me. I did another couple of hours today (with breaks), and while I wasn't feeling quite the same exuberance, the quilting proceeded pretty well.

Click on photo for a larger view to see the quilting in the quilt on the left

Here is where I'm getting my ideas for quilting this - the quilting on a fish quilt from a magazine, an article from a different magazine showing variations on a fish motif, and a photo showing a motif I used on a fishy quilt I made quite awhile ago. The bubbles and the child's name quilted in are ideas I used on this child's older sister's quilt. The ribbon waves (don't really know the name for it) are taken from that quilt in the magazine. Really, too much fun!


Sherrie Spangler said...

I've NEVER enjoyed free-motion quilting, but sometimes there's no avoiding it. Yours looks good!

The Inside Stori said...

Yeah….so happy to read about your success getting back into the swing of things!!

Michele Matucheski said...

Indeed! Some patterns are more fun than others to stitch out. You found some flow-y ones here. :-)

Cheryl Gebhart said...

Glad you enjoyed your free motion quilting - I love it too.