I have an appointment. No-not to have my head examined. But with Leah Day of Day Style Designs who has put together an awesome amount of tutorials about free motion quilting. I have been spending maybe thirty minutes a day practicing some of these design on her blog. She is a great teacher and her tutorials found there are extremely helpful. And FREE. When I think of free motion quilting, I think of huge feathers or swirly things which don't lend well with what I am currently doing. When I scanned her tutorials, she has many designs or suggestions that I could use.
Already, I have found two things most helpful-to put a book by my foot pedal and to wear gloves-consistently. I didn't like wearing them at first but feel they help me.
I am tired of using my walking foot for machine quilting but never have been able to make free motion quilting "work" for me. I am always willing to try again. And I wanted a break from miserable design flops.
It also works on a day when I know I don't have the whole day to devote to piecing or design. Thirty minutes can be squeezed in anywhere, can't it?
Be creative, my friends!
***my daughter is goofing around with my blog this week for her graphics deign class so bear with me while she keeps changing it.Who knows, it needs to be re-done anyway!****