From the beginning of this quilt adventure (a little more than one year ago), I have been fascinated by the challenges of the quilting stage. From flowers on my first finished quilt
I participated in one FMQ'ing class last year that used this book and covered the basics of batting, thread, needles with a little time on the machine. Mostly, I have learned from all you quilters who so generously share tutorials and inspiration. For example:
- Straight line quilting thanks to Nicole from Mama Love Quilts
- Leah Day's blog Free Motion Quilting Project
- Elizabeth Hartman's Quilting Basics and Orange Peel pattern
- Video tutorials by Melissa at Happy Quilting
- And so many others!
Angela Walters Free Motion Quilting book is my go-to right now for ideas. My quilting experimentation continues with various combinations of sewing feet, thread, needles, patterns, etc.
To be honest, sometimes FMQ'ing can also be frustrating with thread breaks and poor tension. So, I decided to take a free motion quilting class at the shop where I bought Helga, my Viking Sapphire to ensure I was using the machine correctly.
Having said all this, I still have every intention of deferring quilting the queen size quilt until I get more practice on smaller projects! Wimp right out...yup I'll admit it. That's me.
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