"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Simplicity Has Much To Say For Itself
Inspired by other bloggers, I wanted to put a finish to some projects and not have UFO's building up. Also inspired by other bloggers, I wanted to make the backing for my table runner a little bit jazier than just simple fabric. And, like other bloggers I hope, I got carried away. My intention was to do some nine patch blocks and add them to the back. But once I started, it seemed I couldn't stop making blocks. Now the backing looks like a totally new top. I guess if I get tired of the good side, I can just flip it over, but I created more work for myself by trying to be creative. And it still isn't finished. I have been practising free motion machine quilting, so I'm going to let myself continue to stagger down the slope I'm on with this runner and quilt it by FMMQ. This should be interesting. Stay tuned for the results. OY!
I'm trying to keep up with Christina's free motion lessons, but I find some of the designs are challenging. I still do the capital L's well, and the capital C's so that may be what I use to start with. The problem I have with meandering is that I don't seem to able to keep curving. There are spots where instead of curving I sew straighter and it's obvious.