Sunday, June 04, 2006
Well, there's my first attempt at free motion quilting. It's about 8 inches square, so I'll probably bind the edges for a potholder or - what do you call those things you put a hot pot on? Not a trivet if it's cloth, is it?
What I've learned:
It's easier the faster the needle goes. Otherwise you get big stitches.
Don't make an 'uploop' at the end of a word, it'll look like a cursive e. Put more space between words.
It's hard to connect the last leg of a star, you're stitching the wrong way to see where you're going.
Try not to have two of the same word near each other, it invites comparison. On this one, I have 3 land stacked on top of one another, and another on the upper right corner.
Dotting i's and crossing t's are a pain!