Finished UFO!

1 Jul 2010
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I had been wanting to learn free motion quilting for some time, but just didn't know where to start. Then, thanks to Leah Day's tutorials, I discovered that I could actually do it! I wanted to do a "fancy" pattern on a baby quilt I'm working on, so I pulled out this UFO that has been sitting for over a year, and brouhgt it back to life with free motion quilting! It's far from perfect, but I think with some practice I'll actually be able to finish that baby quilt!.  I used Leah's tips on ho to set up the machine, tools to use and what type of thread she uses. After many previously unsuccessful attempts due to broken threads and birds nests, I was actually humming right along! Thank you!  Debi L

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Carol DK wrote
on 27 Aug 2010 10:38 PM

it looks wonderful. love the colors of your fabrics, just yummy. ;D

pacher wrote
on 10 Nov 2010 12:24 AM

Looks like you knew what you were doing, good job!

on 8 Dec 2010 6:16 AM

Hi,  i love you piece.  i do lots of free motion and sometimes after doing big stipples i will go back and fill them in with smaller stipples. Sometimes i fill in all and other times i just look at the whole piece and fill in here and there to make a pleasing effect.  I need to practice doing leaves, feathers and flowers. 

Lindy101 wrote
on 4 Jan 2011 8:30 PM

Way to go! I love Leah's voice, patterns, tutorials!  Attacting UFOs is a wonderful idea! Thanks!

rueljo wrote
on 19 Jan 2011 5:13 AM

I love that fabric!   The quilting looks great too.

stitchgirl2 wrote
on 28 Jan 2011 9:32 PM

This looks really good for just starting to learn.  I'm still having lots of issues with my attempts, but I'm not giving up!  It's encouraging for me to see your piece!

andrea lee wrote
on 23 Mar 2011 11:51 AM

Well done Debi, keep at it.  Just love your colours on the sample, lets see the finished baby quilt !

From Andrea in Scotland

bcreative wrote
on 2 Oct 2011 2:44 PM

I too am a challenged machine quilter, but absolutely love Leah Day's tutorials. She has also given me the confidence to forge ahead, practice, and hopefully in time, improve my skills. Keep up the great work.