The purpose and “how to” in this challenge can be found here.
I thought this challenge would be easy, manageable less intimidating. Not so much.I have a habit of getting in my own way and this was no different.
Mind you this was designed to be practice, and I wanted to practice before I started on my practice block. I would say my perfectionism was getting in the way. And while I didn’t practice, I did rip out, and wanted to rip out more. Sigh. But I learned a lot, about the process and myself.
I do start with a “warm-up” piece of fabric, to test the stitch tensions and get my rhythm down. As you can see this is a well used piece.
I started with simple lines that I quilted by sight and wanted to learn to quilt well regardless of the directions.
Back and forth:
For the corner triangles I just quilted a curve from corner to corner. Careful planning enabled me to do all 4 corners without traveling over previous stitches or cutting thread.
I choose a simple loop up and down and back again. I used registration marks so I would be fairly consistent. in size. After doing two sides I tried quilting without the marks and it showed. So I ripped out, added the marks and quilted.
- Perfect no, but that isn’t the intent of this challenge.
- Next month, same block, new designs.
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Enjoy the Journey, Jackie