A Whole Lot Of Cutting Going On

It took me all of one day to cut out all of these 5 1/2″ squares. I don’t trust my cutting skills enough to cut through multiple layers. So I have to cut one, cut another, cut another. One by one.

There’s over 200 squares in these two stacks.

The first stack I “thought” I knew what I was going to make. But after seeing them on my design wall, I am not so sure. I think I need something BOLD. Flowery or something with a big print to go in the empty spaces along the left and right sides. I may still go with this design. Just rearrange the colors. Looks like one end is all dark.

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The little stack is for my “new” back for my Dresden Plate quilt. I ended up using the back I made for the front. So now I have to make a different back. I have an idea on how I want it to look. Just need to sit and sew for a spell.

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And, guess what? You won’t believe it.

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Yep. My first attempt at quilting. Free Motion Quilting. I was trying to do the Stippling stitch, but I tell ya, my hats are off to anyone coordinated enough to control the stitching to create a design. I had the toughest time. My stitches were loose and some skipped. I couldn’t get them adjusted properly. I tried the minus. The plus. And in between. Nothing worked to my satisfaction. I even had my manual out. I think I need to take a trip to the Janome sewing place to get some expert advice. And the videos on You Tube made it seem so easy. Not!! BUT… I am happy to get my feet wet. So glad I did a test run on some scrap fabric.

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4 comments on “A Whole Lot Of Cutting Going On

  1. lol You’re brave Donna! When i did some quilted oven mitts, I just did a simple grid of lines for the quilting… no way was I ambitious enough to try free motion even though I could- feed dogs can be lowered on my machine.

  2. digipicsphotography says:

    I’ve tried free motion quilting several times. One really has to be coordinated to do it. It is definitely not as easy as it looks. I need lots more practice.

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