Tuesday, February 19, 2019

On the Frame


I finally loaded my split nine patch flimsy onto the frame yesterday and I got right into quilting it. My goal with this quilt is to practice control of the machine and I do feel a difference at this point compared to when I started on the quilt.

I am trying to be careful and pay attention to what I am working on instead of thinking about the last mistake or worrying about the next one but it is hard. I also seem to be playing a game of  'ditch, ditch, where is the ditch' and even though I am trying I am missing it fairly frequently. I guess that will be something that I will get better at with practice.
very happy with this block :)
I think I did pretty good with the quilting on this block but honestly as soon as I do a really good one the next one is often a mess. That is because I am so busy congratulating myself instead of focusing on what I am doing. ;)

I know that I will never be a quilting goddess and that is not my intention. My goal is to be able to confidently place whatever quilting design I choose onto a quilt and make it look somewhat decent. I am a human not a machine - nor a goddess - so there will never be a time when there are not any mistakes and I am definitely okay with that. :)

I got about half way through the quilting but I really needed to take a break. My shoulders were really hurting so I know I need to work on my posture as well. I hope to get back to it today or tomorrow and maybe even completely finish the quilting in one more session.

I can't wait to see how my quilt looks once it is off the frame!


3 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my, the simplicity of this quilt makes it stunning! and your quilting it really lovely - makes the quilt even MORE! Thank you for beautiful work and wondrful photos. mmm I might even tackle a box of scraps remembering this simple elegant design for a next project. www.elaineadairpieces.blogspot.com

Birthe Marie said...

This quilt is so lovely! Very nice quilting too! :-)

Jo said...

Don't over work yourself and suffer in the end. It is to be fun and enjoyable not painful. You are doing a great job.