Remember how I last told you I was not a quilter?
I tinkered all day with the free-motion foot on my machine.
But after doing some trials and playing a bit,
I was able to quilt up some pillow shams to match the quilt I have been working on.
I think they turned out pretty cute!
They kind of look like I took different sections of the quilt and made pillow shams, but they aren't
They really more or less: Coordinate.
That is really my decorating philosophy. But that is also discussion for later I think.
Anyway, here are some close ups.
I still am sorting out the speed of the needle with the speed of the movement of the fabric.
And getting the tension both upper threads and lower threads. As you can see, I was a naughty sewer and used different bobbin thread color to match the back (yes, I know nobody sees it...) But if the tension is off, you can see the little bobbin threads poke their heads up. Luckily, I figured this out VERY quickly!
Use the same color on both threads, ladies. But you all know this....
So, OK, I'm not a master at the free-motion quilting, by ANY means.
But I am learning and gaining appreciation for it and having a bit of fun at it too.
And I can see how it would really be fun on one of those Long-Arm machines!
Wouldn't it be nice to have one of those?