Deb Plestid who is a wonderful fibre artist and an extremely good instructor . We had a choice of subjects to work on and I chose this grided picture that when done shows the lilies . I am REALLY new to this so was rather slow and I am far from finished but to tell you the truth my back couldn't take any more ;-)Have you ever tried Free Motion Quilting , well today I had the priviledge to take part in a free motion quilting workshop with
Opps I see the photo is upside down and the lighting is rather poor as well but you can get the general idea of what we did . The first thing we did was draw the grid and sew around that to stablize everything then we went around the lilies before starting the different types of designs of free motion . Oh it was fun but man I need LOTS of practise!!
Here are a couple of close ups , that is rather dangerous as it will show you just how inexperienced I am with this work but hey you have to start somewhere right ;-) Those blocks in the corner really were a challenge for me , my brain just couldn't get around that square the right way , it did get better by the time I got to the last one but they are far from perfect . The pebbles were rather easy compared to those squares and well my squiggly lines could have been more squiggly but I know I can improve on that one .
This is the last section I worked on , the little chicken feet , they were kind of fun and not too difficult but again I could definitely improve with some practise . Lots more to do but not today , it will be a little easier here at home at my own sewing table with more space and everything in reach ,however I sure enjoyed my day and would take this class again as there is lots I didn't get to try and I'd like to have Deb close by to give me some direction as to how these different stitches are achieved .
How did you spend your day ? Thanks so much for stopping by .