Yeah, it is the weekend, and I finally have some time to sew!! Back to the finishing of projects that I have neglected! And back to free motion quilting !! I tried out some different gloves today. The gloves I used before were great, except they were so thick that it was hard to feel the fabric layers and also I had to take them off to change the bobbin etc. These are surgical gloves, so very thin.
I can still feel the fabric, and wrinkles etc as well as keep them on when changing thread and bobbins !! Great!
I also had another great discovery today! This may seem totally obvious to most people but it took me awhile to figure it out. The first time I free motion quilted I had a problem every time the bobbin ran out and needed changing, because I lost my place, and couldn't find where I had left off.....so this time I put a pin in to mark the spot!
Simple, I know! (I can't believe I didn't think about it before either !!)
I am getting better, slowly.
There are still lots of mistakes, but because I am using thread that blends and a patterned fabric on the back it is pretty forgiving. It took about 3 hours of sewing to finish the centre.
Now I have to do the borders and bindings...and it is another finish !! :)