Saturday, June 8, 2013

Being brave with free motion quilting

I'm finally trying some free motion quilting other than stippling. I've been meaning to give this a go for ages but have been petrified of stuffing up my quilts. 


I'm actually really enjoying it (although I'm  almost chewing my lip off as I concentrate.) There's lots of mistakes but I love the overall effect!


I'm trying a different design in each strip. 

 
In a couple of weeks I will be attending a free motion quilting class with Rachelle Denneny and I can't wait. Rachelle is a quilting goddess!

I will also be teaching my first quilting class in July at Quilt Encounter in Adelaide, which is really exciting and a bit frightening at the same time! I'm sure it will be lots of fun :)

16 comments:

  1. It looks great Kate!!! Well done on branching out!!

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  2. It looks great! I am scared of trying new designs too.

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  3. Well I think that you are doing a fantastic job at it. You need to step out of that comfort zone every once in a while. Good luck with the lessons and show us any tricks of the trade that you learn

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  4. Looks fantastic! Can't see any mistakes! I tried FMQ for the first time a little while ago and loved how forgiving it is. (Though I did it on a quilt for my daughter so I could just enjoy learning. :))

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  5. Your quilting looks amazing! Love the circles and the swirls oh and the lines!! All looks so good. I am booked into your class at Quilt Encounter and am so excited to be doing your class! You will do really well. See you on the 15th! Roz

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  6. Love how you are doing a different pattern in each section. This is going to look fabulous!

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  7. It all looks great, well done for having a go! You're much braver than me! :o)

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  8. It looks wonderful. So good you decided to try different things!

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  9. Kate that looks fantastic. Once you're done you wont even see any imperfections. Good on you. Can't wait to see it all done. L xo

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  10. It looks wonderful! The hardest part for me is just getting started!

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  11. Looks like you've been reading Angela Walters' book! Your quilting looks great - keep up the good work!!!

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  12. Hi Kate, looks great. Love your blog. Bit of a cheeky question. Have you ironed out all the sewing machine issues and would you recommend it.

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  13. Looks great! I have done two freemotion quilting classe though still dont have the confidence to try on a quilt yet.. more practice required.. best of luck with your first class also. Karen

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  14. Hey Kate, looks great. Love's your blog. and awesome thanks for sharing . ; ) good work

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