Today is my “little” brother’s birthday–that’s him in the photo on the right looking at me like I’ve lost my mind. It’s not that uncommon, I still get that look. He’s just 51 weeks younger than me, we’re in the middle of three of other siblings, but we’ve always been close and I treasure the memories of us giggling ourselves silly, making up “code” words, riding bikes together, and having a “built-in” friend at home growing up. So Happy Birthday “Teddy”–I hope it is a GREAT one!
UFP #5, Ongoing: Free-motion Quilting
Ugh. I so want to be able to do this and be good at it. I know it takes practice, but so far it’s just been a source of frustration for me. Somewhere around the same time that I started UFQ #4 (2000/2001) I signed up to take a freemotion quilting class. My machine at the time was a cheap White, and I spent most of the class time fighting with my machine. This is the result of what I accomplsihed that day:
I wasn’t real motivated to jump back in and practice at home, so I never improved. Earlier this year, in April, I signed up to take Freemotion #1 at the Quilter’s Cupboard. I really enjoyed the class, but my plan of practicing 30 minutes a day until I had it licked fell through after day 2. I don’t have any photos of what I accomplished this spring in class, but it isn’t much improved beyond this from 2001:
I wasn’t able to attend Freemotion #2 class in May, but I want to when it comes up again, so I need to get practicing. That is a major goal for me, to turn this UFP into a conquered accomplishment! Hopefully my Pfaff doesn’t get beaten to a pulp (by me!) in the process!
Anyone have any great tips for mastering freemotion?!?