Once again I tried my hand at free motion quilts...this time it may just work.
So why now? Well, Amanda Murphy who taught the workshop did a great job. She has a book out called Free-motion Quilting Idea Book published by Stash books. I liked her process and she is a high energy instructor. Amanda designed the fabric panel for Bernina that helps folks learn different fm designs. Would definitely recommend her as an instructor!
Second is the stitch regular which is a bit like training wheels for free motion quilting! Makes it just a bit easier for me to focus on the pattern and get usable results. We used the 700 series machine in this class.
I have not bought a machine with stitch regulator yet...I'm going to give my current machine another go. But now I know what the S.R. does and how the dual feed can make it easier for me to move the quilt through. Anything that makes it easier on my arms is a bonus!
Have to admit I was exhausted at the end of the day...constant information and practice. But tired in a good way...thankfully lots of coffee was available!
The long arms is impressive but it just isn't how I "think." Also standing for long periods of times isn't in the cards for me.
Now I will continue to hand quilt...just need an option for quilts that need to be finished quicker beside "quilting by check!" I did a recent inventory of quilt tops that I have waiting to be quilted...74!
More on Day three tomorrow!
On a side note...made and awesome birthday cake for a quilting friend!
This cake has two layers of carrot cake with the middle being cheese cake...then frosted with praline cream cheese frosting! It takes decadent to a whole new level! I found the recipe on the internet!