Tuesday, April 21, 2009

machine daze

I spent Saturday at a machine quilting class at MO, my first attempt at quilting with my sewing machine! I found it quite tricky and very different to the relaxing stitches of hand quilting. I tried leaves and pebbles....

cross-hatching and wonky hearts!

It was a great class and it opened up a lot of new ideas for me who is used to stitching in straight lines only. I just need to practise and hopefully will be brave enough to try and quilt one by machine soon.

10 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

You covered a lot in your class Soo! The leaves and pebbles add so much texture. I must investigate a quilting class too - looks like lots of fun.

Andi said...

Your machine quilting looks great. I also took a class recently and loved it.

Sarah said...

Oh I am going to my quilting/stippling class next month for three session. Cannot wait - I have a quilt that needs to be done!

I so liked your 'wonky' hearts!

PaisleyJade said...

Wow - you have done so well! I have it a go once and then gave up as I found it too hard!

Sarah Fielke said...

Well done Soo, isn't Kim a great teacher?

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow- fantastic start! I think your first stitches look great!

handmaiden said...

I just tried it for the first time yesterday and its very difficult to get control of the stitch length. Like u I have to practise more before iattempt a project

running thread said...

What a great start! You should feel really proud of what you've achieved with your first effort.

Kellie said...

Yay!!!! Looks fantastic Soo!!! I can't wait to see how fantastic you will be after a few more hours practice!

monica said...

wow, great work... and THAT is your first practice?

I'm very impressed.