Sunday, March 1, 2009

Machine Quilting

Here is my first stab at machine quilting. I say stab because I think it could be considered a disaster. I can't really believe I am posting these pictures. My attempt is very humbling, but please remember I do not have a free motion machine yet. I am still working on a 60-something model Singer. I would stitch until I needed to change directions and then I would have to move that little lever on the right all the way up or down to change from forward to reverse and vice verse! Crazy I know. The hunny and I are shopping for a machine and are looking to get one in a few weeks. I was not trying to follow a stencil or pattern, just doing the pattern that came to me at the time. Some came out ok really, but others tanked.I think I like the flowers best, but only because my execution was better on those. I am not normally a flower person.Well I can just say this is a very good learning experience. I can do straight lines very well. One of the girls at the quilt shop told me I could even use masking tape as a guide if I just wanted to do straight lines. I think I may take her up on that until I get a free motion machine!!
P.S.- Don't laugh too hard!

10 comments:

Carebear said...

Okay, I am really the opposite of a talent when it comes to sewing, so my comment might not mean much to you, but I am so impressed that you did that freehand so to speak. You go girl! I actually just stopped by to introduce myself as a brand new SITSa and invite you over to “Two Under Two. Whew!” for my super-fun-and-little-bit-silly giveaways, one of which is tied to our fellow SITSa, BlogBaby! You could win a collection from Tiny Two’s Baby Animals line, or some chocolate covered pretzels! See you around the blogosphere friend!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS to say hi!

Vodka Mom said...

My sister makes INCREDIBLE quilts. Unfortunately, that particular gene skipped me.

MandMStudio said...

I'm just learning to quilt, thanks for the tip:)

Sock Monkey said...

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Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

That looks cute :) I have no clue how to do it on the machine though, other than on the one that knows how to do it on it's own hahhahaha!

Amanda Wells said...

So i need to see pics of the red hair!

Aunt Spicy said...

Now I am supper impressed! I can do straight lines but have not attempted anything else!

Aunt Spicy said...

I forgot...I just have a cheap little brother sewing machine that I got after my grandmothers singer finally died. But my Mom and I were discussing looking at better machines that I could quilt with...

Joelle said...

Whew good job, I can't do it - I'm a stitch in the ditch girl all the way!

Stopping over from SITS on my 10 Blog-Hop before bed. :) 3 more to go!