Saturday, February 20, 2010

Under the Needle


I mentioned in yesterday's post that I would share the project I started quilting. I'm not doing anything fancy here. In fact, if you look closely, or perhaps don't, you will see that my free motion quilting is not show quality....far far from it. Little wobbles here and there from when I stop and readjust the quilt. Try as I might to keep the fabric straight under the needle after an adjustment, I still get off course from the movements.

Thank you so much to all of you who commented on the knee lift. It definitely sounds like I'm not alone in my avoidance of using it. I really want to give it another try, and I'm hoping this time around to try it with more conviction and perseverance.

7 comments:

  1. I gave up trying to use the knee lift when my kids couldn't leave it alone a few years ago. Then I moved my studio to its own room and tried again... at which point I found my husband fiddling with it and trying to figure out how it worked. I figured if even a 45 year old couldn't resist the temptation to fiddle with it, I'd better put it away for good... or at least until I can lock my studio when I am not in it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Those colors are so calming. And I like your quilting...it always compliments your pieces.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I so hoped I could use the knee lift, but my KNEE JERK reaction is to still push the button for my needle up!!!
    ha! I'm with you on the needle jumping thing too.. I have yet to master that from happening... good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You may not think your stitching is show-quality, but I have to say that your long curves are just beautiful, and those are not easy to do. Lovely job!

    Diane

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Terri, Loved your procrastination post, I'm such a procrastinator as well. I have a quote for you that helps me. " Counting Time is not so important as making time count." Your quilting looks great, love those curvy lines. I have a knee lift also and I forget to use it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your quilting looks good to me. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your curvy quilting is a nice design and the colors are so peaceful. We all procrastinate don't we?

    ReplyDelete

I enjoy getting your comments. Thanks so much for leaving one.