Thank you again to so many of YOU who have pre-ordered a signed copy of More Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3! WE made it to Etsy’s BESTSELLER list!!! The books will ship the week of April 2 and I know you will have reason to celebrate-after all there’s an entire chapter of motifs titled “Celebrations”!
NEW ULM QUILT SHOW
A quick shout out to my friends from the Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild in New Ulm, MN. These talented ladies are hosting their big quilt show next week, March 23-24–a great weekend and great excuse to take a drive! Check out their website HERE.
Last month I posted my first attempts at Ruler Work following Amanda Murphy’s free quilt-a-long offered by BERNINA’s We All Sew. My beginner tips and observations are included here.
I also posted a free motion version of the ruler work quilt HERE. This quilt is more in my comfort zone–but as they say: “All learning occurs outside of our comfort zone!” Which leads me to….
LESSON TWO: Amanda Murphy’s Ruler Work
In Part 2 (Found HERE on WeAllSew) Amanda walks us through areas 4-7.
Areas 4 and 5 are straight line ruler work similar to what we learned in the first lesson. After stitching these two areas, I was feeling pretty good about straight line work, especially after my friend, Pam Hansen sent me a few sheets adhesive sandpaper to add to the rulers. (Pam sells the sheets at Bear Patch Quilting.)
AREAS 6 AND 7: CURVES!!
Unfortunately, my confidence was thrown a curve ball when Amanda added circles and curves!
I was just getting used to pressing the back of the foot against the ruler, but with circles it’s different! With circles, you have to think about pressing different parts of the foot against the ruler while moving–I had trouble getting my brain, fingers and fabric to work together!
I also had trouble lining things up again….
Practice. Practice. Practice!
I found I could only concentrate for an hour and then I allowed myself to free motion quilt–NO RULERS!
Tomorrow–The NO RULER version of Amanda’s Quilt–aka-My Comfort (Zone) Quilt!
By the way, Amanda’s LESSON 3 is also available at We All Sew HERE. I will post my results in the next few weeks!
What about YOU?
Have YOU tried Ruler Work?
Do YOU like Ruler Work?
Do YOU have any tips/techniques to share?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Stay in the lines. The lines are your friends!
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