12.02.2010

A Christmas Miracle

The season made me get back to work and motivated me to improove the quality of my work. I´ve decided to master free motion quilting once and for all. It had always both fascinated and scared me.

I used to cheat but I knew I would, someday, do better than this.


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I´ve watched videos posted by wondelful quilters. Once again I thank the generous people who share their expertise with curious beginners like myself. What a help! 

I´ve got two needles broken, tangled threads, many sections to undo but didn´t give it up. I was determined to master it. Now I can say I´m on the way to accomplishing this goal in the near future. 
Well, it may take me longer.
The important thing is: I´m having fun doing it.

This was my first trial. Doesn´t look good but it´s taught me quite a bit. 
 I´ve realized the coloured stripes should have been centered to start with,
although this has nothing to do with free motion quilting.


This second one has offered me quite a bit of free motion quilting practice.


Not perfect yet but it will look real good on my kitchen table. 


And last but not least a Christmasy piece. 




I tell you: I´ll get there!
Can´t do without it anymore!

5 comments:

  1. I am truly impressed and inspired!
    You are setting the example and now I'll follow you.
    That's wonderful work and you have done much more than I can do.
    rgds
    Gina

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  2. Doreen , Houston, MN, USA12/2/10, 12:09 PM

    FMQ is addictive!!!! AND, you really never stop learning/perfecting this skill.....but it is so much fun!!!!! Really like your pieces. It is so easy to sit, focused, and do this quilting but I have found that a few moments spent getting up and moving, then coming back gives me refreshed energy and posture!

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  3. Thanks for the encouragement, Doreen. So far I have taken brakes as often as I mess it all up and have to undo the stitching. I´ll keep your advise in mind, though. Tks.

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  4. Bia, Good for you!!
    You have great persistence and what you are accomplishing is fantastic! I do believe that, if we work hard enough at something, we will achieve it!! It was great hearing from you on my blog, also!
    Hope your holidays are happy!

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  5. hi Bia.. nice work.. i'm a beginner too.. looking at your FMQ really makes me want to practice more and more.. :)

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