Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Trying new things

I mentioned in an earlier post that my BF, Tom, got me a new sewing machine for Christmas.  He also got me a new open toe darning foot.  I am so excited.  I have been wanting to try free motion quilting for a while now.  I know it is going to take a LONG time to learn how to do it correctly, but you got to start somewhere, Right???

Isn't it beautiful!?!?!?  As soon as Tom got home, I made a quilt sandwich and got to work.  Here are a few samples of what I did tonight.  Keep in mind that this is my first time to ever do anything like this.  I love it even thought it is far, far from perfect.

The entire practice "tablet"

my stippling and a few loopy loops!

my childish attempt to "draw" a flower :)

I wanted to "write" a name, so I chose to write Tom, the wonderful man who got me this machine.  I love that man Sooooo much!!  Speaking of Tom, look at this candid picture I got of him...

Tom is snuggled up on the love seat with my Scrappy Strip Quilt.  There is a story about that quilt.  Maybe I'll post about that one of these days.

I plan to practice a lot over the next few weeks.  I am hoping to finish my Java quilt this month and I would love to try to stipple it.  I'll keep ya posted!!!


  1. Your practice looks fabulous!! Way to go on trying something new :) Can't wait to see your progress :)

  2. Looks good to me!! Way to go!

  3. Sweeeeet! It is my aspiration to learn machine quilting/free motion this year, too!!!! Kudos to Tom for giving you a wonderful jump start!