I did it! I did it! I quilted my sugar skull mini quilt! We’re not talking perfect here, but we are discussing progress. I do believe that I have released many of my fears about the risky learning process of machine quilting.
I learned a lot about my machine and a little about thread choices through this process too. I also learned that I definitely need/want a sewing table that allows my machine to sit in a well. I also learned that I’m going to have to be a thread collector — I need more options for quilting!
I’ll get this binding on by the weekend and hopefully on my wall before Halloween officially arrives.
P.S. Here is an actual photo of me while in the throes of fmq
Thanks to Dr. Seuss for documenting my experience!
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Good job on giving it a go! I haven’t been brave enough to tackle fmq on an actual quilt yet, much less show my progress on my blog. You have encouraged me to do that. Way to go!
Wendy: Trust me, if I can do it, anyone can. I kind of sew like I drive: petal to the metal!
This looks good…congratulations!
I know I need a table with more length; but can you explain why one with a well is needed?
Chela: I think the well will lower the sewing surface of my machine so it’s level with the desk. I think this position will prevent the weight of the quilt from pulling down and ruining my otherwise perfect stitches. It’s a theory 😉
Woo hoo! Congrats and yes you did it! I love the “actual photo” of you – hysterical 🙂
Now you are past the fear. I am sure there is more to come. I find the more I do, the less uncomfortable I am. Looks Awesome!
Wow! I hope this is the first of many!
Sandy, your quilt looks awesome! Way to go girl! I think the loopies better than the straight lines 💀
Sandy, your quilt looks amazing! Great job taking that first fmq step 🙂
Thanks! I am excited and just a little bit proud of myself for getting over my fear!