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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Trying Machine Quilting

I haven't done a lot of machine quilting, less than 40 hours in and I do think it's a challenge.

I hear if you doodle it helps. I don't doodle and so it's hard at time to think ahead on where I should be stitching.
 I know, I know... Practice and more practice is what it takes and these past two days I have.


So I wound some bobbins.... ready to go



I finished the Baby Blue.  




I tried my hand at stippling and I'm not sure what it's called but its like half an orange peel. I maintain a smooth curve is tough at times. 


Thought of this for the border 
Getting a little better towards the end.


Then I went ahead and sandwiched the Wonky Log Cabin  and quilted it today. I thought wavy lines from top to bottom would be one to try on this one.


Again getting smooth curve is something I need more practice. 



I was able to finish quilting and put the binding on.

  All done with March and April RCS

Linking up with super scrappy

crazy mom quilts

confessions of a fabric addict


michelle's Baby Quilts

9 comments:

  1. Your Wonky Log Cabin is fabulous!

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  2. Those look great! For a beginner, you're doing great. I'm not much of a general doodler either, but when i want to practice quilt designs, a focused doodle is doable! (One day at work I got bored and practiced pebbles...let me tell you the strange looks i got from the manager who caught me!)

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  3. I find straight lines or curvy lines easy but I don't even bother to try free motion after trying it out a couple years ago none of my stitches were even and it looked a mess to me.

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  4. Wow, great machine quilting! You give me hope that maybe someday I can get that far. For now, it's walking foot quilting all the time.
    Cheers,
    Sylvia@Treadlestitches

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  5. What a delight to visit and see your wonky log cabin quilt. The fabrics are beautiful and I think you have done a great job quilting it.

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  6. You are doing a bang up job. Just remember to bring your bobbin thread up when starting, don't turn your quilt while quilting or if you don't break a needle you may not have a straight needle anymore, start in the middle of the project so things will stay smooth. Actually, I think you have that all down pat, your stitches look really good. Hugs, lj

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  7. Great progress. I think your curves are fabulous. Nobody else other than the person who quilted it ever searches for the flaws.

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  8. goodluck with the quilting..........I need to move into this area......you are working on lots of lovely projects.........

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  9. The quilting on both quilts looks great. Any baubles will won't be so obvious after the quilts are washed. I love that yellow wonky log cabin quilt, it's so bright.

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