Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday!

Today is Thankful Thursday!  
I am very thankful today for family and friends who support me in sewing and quilting endeavors.  I love to sew and quilt so much that I have become very passionate about it.  I am hoping one day soon to start a business, but first I want to learn more and become really good with my techniques.  I have come a long way from when I started  three years ago.  I love the modern techniques of quilting tied into the traditions of old.  I have learned so much, but one thing I definitely want to get better at is free motion quilting.  I have got to start practicing, so that I can learn some patterns other than stippling.  Now, I love stippling, but I am still not great with it and need more practice with it also!  

Below are two projects that I did with free motion stippling.  They turned out pretty good and the good thing with stippling is that it is very forgiving.  I am going to keep practicing this and also try to learn a couple of new patterns to try along the way!

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."  
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

1 comment:

  1. these are beautifully done..what a great idea for Philmont memories... should try and do that with all our photos from our trip... I attempted some FMQ yesterday... as my machine will not set a zero stitch length I have to drop the feed dogs and I don't know if I will get the movement right or not... guess it's a matter of lots of practice...


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