Over the years I have tried my hand at free motion quilting. Every time I get a little bit of control and ease in the quilting, I find that there is a huge break in time. I lose the momentum, and the next time I sit down at the sewing machine, my quilting looks like a disaster.
Taking the time to practice, practice, practice has brought a sense of frustration. So in light of completing the quilt, I purposed to do straight stitching with my walking foot.
Case in point... I started quilting straight lines through the body of this quilt.
Crossing over to make an X over the white blocks.
But I can also fancy up the quilting a bit, just by adding curves and arcs.
All done with my walking foot.
I machine quilted straight vertical lines on this last quilt.
But then I felt I needed to do something more. So here is what I did.
Starting at one point, I spotted down two rows. Went back to the top and crossed over, again spotting two rows down.
I love the way it turned out.
My quilts are not going to win any prizes, but they are what I love to do. Using geometric designs works for me. Better to be finished than perfect :-)