Monday, July 2, 2018

Wibbly Wobbly

Now that I've started quilting the Homebase quilt, I'm glad I didn't pick the straight line design.  I started to freehand quilting the curves.  I had practiced on a small piece, no problem.  But when I tried the wavy lines on the whole quilt it was a mess.  Ripped it out, created a template, pinned and sewed against that.  So. much. better. 

I first attempted to sew against the template, which was awkward and jerky.  I switched to pinning the hills and valleys of the curve as a guide, then stitch from pin to pin.  I've done this before, and it works great (other than the occasional bad words when I jab my fingers with unseen pins).

It's slow work, because I pin only two lines at a time, then stitch, then back down to pin two more lines.  Lots of back and forth.  But the longest lines are first!  So it should speed up as I make my way to the corners.   Once I finish this, there's a second pass with a freemotion design.  Progress!

Sharing with Freemotion by the River's Linky Tuesday.


2 comments :

  1. Yes indeed, progres; good on you! The wavy quilting design is going to look fabulous when all is done. I can't wait to see your pretty quilt all stitched up.

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  2. Looks great! Sounds like it will be well worth all the timey wimey :)

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