Friday, February 25, 2011

Progress: Midwestern Landscape


I finally quilted the Midwestern Landscape project, and it made me remember why I haven't quilted since my last attempt! This kind of free-motion stitching is hard to do. This is a small piece, only about 26" x 40", but I really struggled at moving this through the machine.


My stitching is uneven in places and jerky where I had problems controlling the fabric. It's okay, this is one of the reasons I decided to make this project a smaller one. And now I know this is one of those techniques that I really need to practice more in order to get better.


Now I'm a bit stuck on the next step, which is starting to applique layers on top of this quilted base, because I can't decide exactly how to make it work. I want to think about it this weekend and come up with an idea so I can move forward with it next week. I'll post another update on this project next week after I've finished that next step.

Meanwhile, I've got a busy weekend ahead, so the only sewing going on here will be going on inside my head!

2 comments:

Karen said...

Hey Erika....bring it to the quilting meeting...maybe we can help with ideas ;)

Donna said...

Erika, I'm going through the same thing with my free-motion work. I know I need to practice more, and not just in my head. I'm impressed with what you've done - and that you're brave enough to post it!