It’s still coming along

I have gone from being scared witless of free-motion quilting, to that excited feeling of “I think I might be able to do this one day”

It’s thanks to Marti Mitchell’s book  Machine Quilting in Sections.  The sampler quilt was started with this method in mind.  Struggling with a full sized quilt on a domestic machine is for me, a physical and mental feat I cannot master, but meandering a section of a quilt under the needle seems like a possibility.

I have learnt a lot – one of which is to check, check, and recheck the tension and threading after every snap of thread.  This happened quite a lot and I would be grateful for any advice.  I let this slip by for several metres, but only once!

 I am still quite erratic in speed and thus stitch length, and sometimes, a bit like running out of breath when singing, I run out of strength and/or concentration and either tighten or angularise my meander, but on the whole I feel I am on the way, and I enjoyed the journey!


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3 Responses to It’s still coming along

  1. angie Cox says:

    Well if it’s raining you can listen to that lovely quilt!


  2. Suz says:

    Hi George…thanks for the concerne hehe been living with on and off for a long time just got a tad worse this last few weeks but still in the land of the livings hehe
    So long as it doesn’t stop me decorating and playing hooky l’ll survive lol
    Love the quilt
    Hugs xx


  3. Gill says:

    I am so impressed by your meandering! Yes, tension can be a bit of a headache but I guess it’ll all come together with practice. Would you say this is “quilt as you go”? I’m intrigued by that concept and want to investigate further. I shall put the book you mention on my wishlist.


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