I have always loved her and now I love her even more since I've discovered machine quilting. I never knew I could do that with this lady. I've quilted by hand; hated it! I've quilted on the industrial machine at the local quilt shop; loved that. But, it is not the cheapest solution or most convenient. Thanks to my newly ordered free motion pressure foot I can sit around and sew swirly-gigs on quilts all day long while being cozied up with my fireplace. I'm happy.
I decided to do a simple 9 patch quilt to practice my new found skill on. I usually won't pin a thing if I don't absolutely have to, but on this occasion I took my sweet little time to match up every little intersection on this quilt top. The pinning paid off! They lined up perfectly.
The intersections may have been perfect, but my free motion swirly-gigs were not. Some stitches are bigger than others and my lines may have criss-crossed a few times but who's judging? I enjoyed myself immensely.
1. parents who are wise
3. a family who lets me make a mess