I finished my first attempt at free-motion quilting today, done this weekend in bits and pieces in between caring for the kiddos. It definitely looks like a first attempt, but I feel like I’ve learned a lot from it. I know that next time I need to use better thread and find some quilting gloves, since gripping the fabric and moving it this way and that is tough on the fingers. I’m hoping I’ll continue to get better with more practice. I like the look of the quilting and how fast it is, but I really have trouble with the “randomness” of it. That’s just not how I think; my husband joked, “Can you get a template for ‘random'”? I wish. I’m not going to quilt L’s quilt using this technique, since I’m still so nervous about it. I think I’ll just use my trusty walking foot. Sewing using pre-printed panels isn’t really my thing, but I’ll probably add some ribbon and binding to the edges of this one and use it as a play mat for MB and/or a place to set her when we go outside. Although pretty soon she’ll be too mobile to stay on one little square of fabric. Babies grow up too fast, don’t they? She’s outgrowing all the projects I wanted to make for her!
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