Free motion quilting on my DSM has always been a bit of a challenge for me. I keep practicing and working on trying new pathways. But the other day I came across a video that gave me a little more help. You can find it on Amy's Free Motion Quilting blog.
I discovered that I may be going too fast when I am quilting. As I watched Amy's video I could see how she has much more control then I have, and it is mostly because she is going at a slower speed.
Here is what I've done since watching the video.
I know it's a little hard to see the stitching on this fabric, but I did feel a lot more control by slowing down. I hope Amy's video will help you too!
Wasn't the SewMamaSew Giveaway Day awesome!! What an amazing group of generous bloggers. It's a great way to meet new bloggers and get reacquainted with old friends as well. So now it's time to announce the winners!!
The winner of the International prize is Wild Irish.
The SewMamSew Giveaway Day is in full swing! But sadly to say over 100 of the comments left on my blog are no-reply comments!! Have you ever wondered why you never win a giveaway? Or get a response to your comment? Do you know that every single comment you have left on the SMS Giveaway Day will not count because the blogger cannot get a hold of you? If you have not received a response from me, you may want to check and see if you are a no-reply blogger! There are so many ways to check. Here are several blogs posts with directions on how to solve this problem.
I am so excited to once again be participating in SewMamaSew Giveaway Day. It's something I look forward to every year. Visiting with old friends and meeting new ones. If this is your first visit to my blog, welcome! Are you ready to visit all the blogs that are giving away some fun goodies??
This year I'm doing something a little different. I am actually hosting two giveaways. One for those living in the US, and the second one for International readers.
For my US readers...........
a winter wonderland of fabric. There are two half yard cuts, a 1/4 yard, and two fat quarters. All ready for your favorite Christmas project.
For my International readers, I thought I would share these Schnibbles patterns that are now duplicated in the books by Miss Rosie Quilts.
Six Schnibbles patterns that I can stick into a flat rate envelope :-)
Please leave a comment on this post letting me know if you live in the US or if you are an International reader. Giveaway will be open until December 13th at which time I will close the comments. Winner will be contacted by email, so please BE SURE that you have a way to be contacted. If you are a no-reply, I'm afraid you will not qualify. Take a minute to see if you are a no-reply blogger by going to THIS LINK.
*** PLEASE NOTE *** I have had over 100 comments that are no-reply!! Please check your settings. If I cannot contact you, you cannot win!! ****
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the SewMamaSew Giveaway Day! And please come back and visit again.
Miss Rosie, you made me do it. Well actually it was Izzy from Dizzy Quilts who enticed me. Izzy posted a beautiful quilt on her blog Dizzy Quilts and it happened to be a Miss Rosie Quilt pattern. "Two Percent" as a matter of fact. You want to take a look?? Go ahead, I'll wait til you come back.
Isn't it beautiful? Izzy used an amazing array of color. So I left a comment asking if it was a single pattern or in a book. I have books and patterns by Miss Rosie, so maybe all I had to do was track it down :-)
But it turns out that I did not find it in any of my books or patterns :-( But I loved the quilt! Two Percent would make a beautiful project.
Here is a great resource for Quilt patterns and tutorials. Hop over toU Create. They have listed not only the patterns but a beautiful snap shot of each quilt too. Last year I made the Hour Glass Quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew.
It's a great pattern to work with.
Isn't it great to have all these patterns right at your fingertips??
Okay, so they got my attention!! Have you seen the quilt Tone it Down for the AP&Q Quilt Along? I was going to resist. R.E.S.I.S.T!!! But there I was, at the grocery store, and I pass by the magazine section, which happens to be right next to the milk section...... and well...... all I can say is
jumped into my shopping cart, before I could even accelerate out of the way!
Tone it Down
So I guess I am going to be blog hopping for the next few months.
Do you want to know which rock stars are participating??
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