16 November 2009

Two Firsts

First First...  Free motion quilting.  I LOVE IT!  I am definitely a beginner, but I sure learned a lot.  Now I just need more practice.  I just recently got a new machine and my old one didn't have the free motion foot, so I always just did straight lines.  It was SO FUN to create a different look.

Second First...  Hand stitching binding.  Up to this point I have successfully avoided hand stitching on my bindings.  Once I start a project I like to get it done as quickly as possible.  Hand stitching never sounded too appealing.  Than I took the plunge and I REALLY enjoyed it!  It was one of those mindless things, like folding laundry, that gives you the opportunity to just slow down.

The best thing about all of this is that they were done on my first quilt pattern for sale, which will be for purchase soon.  Infact, this photo is a little sneak peek of it.


  1. OH STOP KERT! You are making me look bad. I only have one baby and can hardly find the time to do the laundry, and keep the house clean. You are a SUPERWOMAN! Please send some of your super powers this way.
    Free motion quilting sounds fun. Hand stitching, not so fun!

  2. free motion? watch out world!
    i tried it on Friday and failed. miserably!

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  4. Hmm, I can agree with free motion... love that... but, am glad you enjoy hand binding, but that is my least favorite part of a quilt.

    Love the fabrics on your sneak peek!