For this practice quilt I divided the quilt border into four sections to be quilted independently of one another. This is the first section. With a quick glance it looks okay, but looking a bit closer many mistakes and bobbles can be seen. First lesson learned.....match the quilting thread to the fabric, little mistakes will be much less visible. Though if you want the stitching to stand out a contrasting thread definitely fits the bill.
|Practice section one|
In the second section there is marked improvement, but still several areas where I struggled with how the feathers laid against one another. Second lesson learned.....make sure the machine is threaded correctly before beginning to stitch. Improper threading does make ripping out stitches and starting over necessary.
|Practice section two|
|Practice section three|
|Last Practice Section|
For now I'll continue practicing the longer feathers on paper until I can figure out how to get them to lay together correctly. It's about time to start a new quilt...this time a custom ordered T-Shirt Memory Quilt. I'm already laying it out in my head and looking forward to seeing the finished product.
a.k.a. Little Pink Rose