Friday, January 18, 2013

Fearless Friday


I've spent the week practicing my machine quilting on the frame.




It's not really my favorite thing to do.

Pretty hard and frustrating at times actually.  I've been avoiding it for a few months.

But I suppose the only way to get better is to practice.

Unless someone knows of a way to skip that part.......all of that practice.



18 comments:

Terry said...

This is why I only quilt loops and straight lines on my sewing machine...I don't like to practice! LOL Your quilting looks great, by the way! :0)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'd say your practice is paying off! I'm just getting started learning to FMQ and have been putting it off for years.

Jackie said...

It looks like you don't need to practice to me! Your quilting looks awesome!

Lynn said...

Beautiful!! I'm working on moving on from meandering!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Looks good to me!

Tracey Holzer said...

Good Morning. Your quilting looks fabulous! Is it too late for me to join the postage stamp sew a long?

Cindy said...

When you find out to skip that PRACTICE PART, let me know. LOL

Cheryl said...

It looks great...keep practicing!

LynCC said...

That's some pretty good looking practice!

Kinga Izabella said...

Dear Michele, your quilting looks great!
Have a nice day!

em's scrapbag said...

No, alas I think practice is the only way. But I think your quilting looks wonderful! So all your practice is paying off.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, I like this better than feathers - just go with the flow - looks wonderful to me.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

It looks great!

Joyful Quilter said...

Waaaaa, I just read through your comments and nobody had a way to FMQ without practicing. Boo Hoo.

I like the design you are practicing, I may have to try that one too.

I've been practicing different styles of border feathers on paper, almost ready to practice on fabric.

Keep up the good job (maybe if you call it something other than practicing its not practicing).

Denise in PA said...

I'd love to know too - I feel the same way about it! But, this looks fantastic! o:)

Houseelf said...

It looks gorgeous! I had a go on a machine at the Birmingham Quilt show- it was amazing. Just think about how much quicker it is than hand quilting. :-)

AnnieO said...

Practicing needs accompaniment--maybe you need to listen to your fave music as you do it!

Candace said...

Lovely swirls, Michele! I need to practice that more and try to get away from pantographs!
Cheers!