Early this week I started a whole cloth practice project because I wanted to do some free motion quilting without lines. This was a total disaster. I wasn’t happy with the design I was using and the whole piece looked messy. I finally put it away and was feeling very frustrated and disappointed.
I had very little difficulty completing Block 2.2. There is always room for improvement on any of this, but I wasn’t unhappy with it. I tried to figure out why this went relatively well and why I was unable to work without those guiding lines. The Building Blocks Quilt Along is the first time I’ve really had a pattern to follow. I decided that I was going to go back to the beginning of January and start stitching out Leah Day’s weekly free motion designs.
Earth Flower looked like it was going to be really difficult. I drew it on paper before I stitched it. I also slowed my machine to a little less than half speed. Much to my surprise, I was able to pull it off. Before I knew it, I had all six of the designs from 2014 completed. My stitches looked so much better than they did on the disastrous project. Problem solved? Time will tell.
This is what I accomplished during the week.
I voted for Leah Day for 2013 Machine Quilting Teacher of the Year.
Block 2.2 Quilt Circles in a 9 Patch Block for the Building Blocks Quilt Along
I’m linking up with the FMQ Project Link Up and looking forward to more free motion quilting!