When I teach classes in Machine Quilting, I always tell my students that the biggest trick is to Practice, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!
After hearing the awarding of the ribbons at our quilt show this past week, I have decided that I have coveted the "Best Machine Quilting" award for too many years and so I am going to try to do something about it this year.
To that end, I came home on Saturday evening and spent about 2 hours watching a DVD that I had purchased and simply playing. It was such fun.
The DVD came from Sharon Schamber's website and is full of good tips and tricks. I spent the evening with the DVD called "Domestic Basic Freeform Feathers" and I had a great time watching her technique and then trying to replicate it.
To get started, I grabbed a piece of older (not very good) beige fabric and used my fusible batting to make a large sandwich. Then I just started sewing and two hours later, this is what I had.
I am encouraged and excited about continuing to practice!!