Let the Happy Dance Begin

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!

10 thoughts on “Let the Happy Dance Begin

  1. piecefulwendy says:

    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!

    • sandradny says:

      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 😉

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