Tuesday, March 13, 2018

And I vowed never to buy a quilt book again…

Nope I don’t dislike authors or don’t like supporting them but at some stage I realized that apart from paging through it when I get my hands on a new book, I hardly ever make something from it or read the book from front to back BUT I am back to the game I enjoy playing.  So today when a new book “Quilting wide open spaces by Judi Madsen” arrived, I was per usual ecstatic and best of all was that I had a salon appointment, so while washing the grey out, I actually read MOST of the book.

Apart from getting some great ideas, I picked up valuable little lessons from her.  She practiced 6 (yes SIX) years before regarding herself a good quilter.  So this is a shout out to any and every one out there, claiming they’ve practiced the WHOLE afternoon or Saturday….. it takes just a little bit longer, okay.  So I am still good.  I only have my machine for 4 months now, so a couple of years more of fun practicing.

I am however in the process of quilting my “Bonnie Hunter’s On Ringo Lake” quilt and decided to try Angela Walter’s technique in her Free Motion Quilt along Challenge.  I am doing the echoed leaves in some blocks.

Another great lesson learnt from Judi Madsen’s book was “don’t quilt if you don’t feel like it”.  So all the pressure of having this quilt finished is off as I’ve really struggled with my bobbin and tension issues on this one (luckily my own) and I simply don’t feel like forcing myself.  So now I simply enjoy the break.  I know my FM mojo will return soon.

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