Monday, September 13, 2010
I practiced "wiggles" today as part of the free motion quilt along at A Few Scraps.
First I practiced drawing them on paper. I preferred to think of them as waves versus wiggles.
Then I thought of Pink Floyd and the lyrics to Comfortably Numb: You are only coming through in waves...
Wouldn't that be a great song to free motion quilt to? Alas, I only have the Scissor Sisters version on CD, and that doesn't have quite the same vibe.
Welcome to my rear view. Sometimes I have the TV on when I'm sewing, but it's behind me. Thus the mirror.
Quilting gloves? Check. Bifocals? Check. Beer? You better believe it.
I liked quilting waves. Then I went back and did them again, so one part looks like a DNA strand.
Oopsie in the middle there. I let go of the quilt sandwich before my machine had come to a complete stop.
What has been most helpful is to hold my hands in a U-shape as I'm quilting. The only thing about that is I have to stop when I quilt to the bottom of the U formed by my thumbs, reposition, and restart. But once I got the hang of stopping and starting, it went okay. I definitely felt more in control that way.
I really like the ribbon effect when you do sort of a shadow stitch along the first line of stitching. The one above is my favorite.
This was fun. Can't wait to do more!
Live long and prosper.