Sunday, April 18, 2010

Quilting is an art----{{am I'm NO artist!!!}}

You have my permission to crinkle your nose, shake your head, or even giggle (which is what I'm doing)

I was tired of piecing with the Bernina---so tired....
so, I plugged in the Juki and played.
HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She's FAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTT! I only played with her quilting-wise last week, but tonight, I tried piecing with her. HOLY BUCKETS! Now I guess I know what 1500 stitches-per-minute mean! I wonder what the Bernina does. {{no where NEAR 1500! That's for sure!}}

Well, I needed another bag-holder-stuffer thing: {{Moda Grocery Bag dispenser pattern}} So, I pulled out some blah-blah fabrics and speed-pieced this thing!

Then I played with the quilting...
I have been watching LOTS and LOTS of Youtube videos, waiting patiently for the blessed delivery of the GMQ-PRO (Tuesday is getting closer!!!) Anyway....I tinkered.....

...ummmmmm....yeah......feathers look A LOT easier to make than what they actually are......

....But I guess if there is ONE piece of advice that I WILL NOT {{NOT, NOT, NOT}} FORGET.....

Quilting is like writing.....

Look at a Kindergartner's writing vs. a Senior in high school (or even a 3rd grader)....

It takes practice for it to become 2nd nature and looking good....

So.....tonight was fun....
but ....


...definitely NOT pretty! :0)

Happy Sunday Night!

4 comments:

Cornfield Quilter said...

Your feathers don't look that bad! You should have seen mine when I first started quilting!! Yes, practice makes perfect and you will do great in no time!!

Jackie said...

I keep hearing that it's all about practice, practice, practice. I'm hoping that what everyone says is true and that I'll get better.

Linda said...

These look good for the first time...you will be doing great in no time. Do you want some quilts to practice on? I have plenty to send you, just say the word! Hugs, Linda

Linda said...

They aren't bad at all! What fun! If you are able to stitch 1500 stitches per minute--you will have that house smokin'! Think of the projects you will be completing!