The problem with Fridays is that I like to join in with Favourite things Friday with Shay at Quilting in my Pyjamas, and I also like to practice my Free Moition Quilting with Cindy at Fluffy Sheep Quilting. So today I aim to both, quickly as I don't have much time. Please excuse me if it's bad!
First of all my Favourite thing today is that I heard that my nephew, my brothers youngest, and his girlfriend, are having a baby. It was a total surprise, but I am soooo thrilled for them. They are a lovely, sweet couple (men hate it when you say sweet, but they are). I am surprised because the pair of them only qualified as nurses last year, so I'm surprised they can afford it! So that's 4 babies due between now and the end of April. Add another quilt to the winter stitching list - Am I going to have fun!
And now onto my free motion quilting - Bright Star this week. One of my blog readers suggested drawing it out first. I'm not sure if it helped or not
I don't think there's much hope of sewing a straight line if I can't draw one. One the left, the first try, is mucho wobbly. I went faster on the second, and the lines came out much better.
A few wobbly lines to the bottom right, but overall not bad. The lines don't meet in the middle though! It looks much better if you screw your eyes up as you look at it!
The machine wasn't happy though,because I was using some rubbishy fabric. It was making some odd klunky noises, and I really didn't have time to stop and mess with it. The stitches don't look too bad from a distance, but close up they aren't very good, and the back is terrible.