Cold, gray, threatening to snow (or maybe rain the way this winter has been.) What better way to spend the day (assuming you’re a sewing nerd) than to practice new techniques. I recently have taken several Craftsy classes by Leah Day, a talented young woman who teaches classes online. I was working on a free motion quilting sampler to practice techniques from Free Motion Fillers, Vol 1. The quilting on this small project took about 4 hours, and I have another 2 or three hours of work to finish.
I used my Babylock Jane machine to piece and quilt this project. Because this machine sews so fast, I duct taped a small screw driver to the foot pedal so I could not sew at full speed. This worked great till my duct tape loosened and we were off again at breakneck speed. I have to work on that, maybe a bigger piece of duct tape!
I’ll get right to the point and show you a pic of the quilted project. It is not finished (need to bury the thread ends) but still looks great.
Here’s a look at the back.
And the back finished.
And a look at different sections of the top.
And a finished blue corner.