Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How hard could free motion quilting be?

Harder than you'd think!! I pieced together a table runner and decided it would be a good time to try my hand at some free motion quilting. I have mentioned earlier that I have a large quilt top that I want to eventually quilt myself so I have decided to do a few smaller projects first so that I know what I am doing when it comes to the real thing!

I bought a quilting table to fit my machine and an opened toe darning foot. All of this cost a small fortune so I was determined to give it a go. I am pretty happy with how my first attempt turned out. I only have a couple of crossovers in the meandering pattern and overall I think it turned out pretty well! I also hand sewed the binding to the back which was a lot easier than I was expecting. It was the first time I have ever hand sewed anything and it was quite relaxing!

I used a Moda charm pack designed by Kate Spain - Central Park.

1 comment:

  1. It looks great!! I've been wanting to try free motion quilting for ages too, I'm scared!