Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Machine Quilting 101
I read last night that it takes about 500 hours to become proficient in machine quilting. Since I only have at the most 250 hours in , I guess I have no choice but to continue. I have decided today, I will minimize what I rip out and just keep going. None of these would be for a show and I need to kind of go with what the quilt is and that is improvisational. I also took one of their suggestions and tipped my machine back a bit by putting a small book under it. I think that helped to open up my line of vision. I picked this beautiful batik of Vermont wildflowers for the back. It was made for a shop hop so I don't think you will find any left.
I will not fight with the process today! I did finish another UFO. It was really fun. It has lots of fun stuff in it: recycled raw edge silk, hand-dyed silk ribbon, hand-dyed linen(the deep blue background), hand-dyed cottons, metallic thread, and it's fused. I can't use it for a challenge because it is three inches too big on one side. Have to think of something else....
Fortunately, it's done. Unfortunately, I didn't count it on my personal list for Project Joy! Happy sewing, my friends!