I can quilt a wood grain…..who knew!!!
I have joined the “Flora and Foliage” Free-Motion-Quilting Challenge presented by Angela Walters. Be sure to check it out if you are interested!!
You can use ANY fabric for the challenge but she is selling a fun piece that is designed specially for the challenge……
Doesn’t this look like fun!!!!
I basted it using Hobbs Fusible batting, but didn’t feel that it stuck very well so added a few pins along the edge and in the middle to hold it a bit better.
I watched her video about how to quilt the design, tried it on a practice piece….
…and with MUCH trepidation…..
…took those first few stitches!!
Since this design was running the entire length of the quilt, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep it straight so I added a few “wash-out” marks to guide me on the first column….
I found it to be fairly easy to quilt…..
….but I did have to concentrate on the design or I would veer off someplace that I DID NOT want to be!!
I had a great time, until I ran out of thread…..
I am looking forward to finishing this section when a new spool is acquired!!!
It was a lot of quilting and wasn’t particularly FAST to do, but I feel like I have a good handle on this design and wouldn’t be afraid to try it on another quilt. After all….that is what the challenge is all about!!!
I am also starting to write and video my own “MOVE IT”….free-motion-quilting challenge. Keep watching this space for more information before the month is over!!!
6 thoughts on “It’s all fun until you run out of thread….”
That is nothing new for me. I like Aurifil thread since the bobbin lasts much longer that Mettler Silk Wrapped. I have taken her four previous classes and always have enjoyed them especially with ruler work. I watched but skipped the wood grain since I just don’t like the look of it. You did better than most. Was very sad to see how difficult it is with many newbies having a problem.
I should have known that I didn’t have enough thread on that spool, but hope always springs eternal!!! I like using a smaller weight thread in the bobbin because you can put so much more on it!!
Great design and it looks like it worked really well. But it is never fun to run out of thread.
Thanks Karen. I am excited to use the design on one of my quilts. AND, it was probably good that I ran out of thread because it will make me come back to that design and re-learn it to finish!!
I luv that stylized flower and the quilting works even if…