First of all, thank you so much for the kind words regarding Chad's father. His cancer made a reappearance almost two years ago and we have been fortunate to have this extra time with him. Originally, he was given only a few months because of how aggressive it was in taking over his lungs. I will be replying to e-mails as well. It is so easy for me to get behind with them.
Since today is Friday, Cindy at Fluffy Sheep Quilting is hosting a link party for those of us practicing free motion quilting. This has been on my list of things to master, but like so many other skills it has been pushed back. I think it's about time I jump in and what better way than with other beginners!
I didn't hear about it until the day of last week and wasn't able to practice The Wave at that time, so I decided to do that pattern along with this week's pattern: Drop Art.
I decided to keep these as swatches and so I put the name of each on the sample in Sharpie.
Overall, I found it took some time to get used to moving in any direction. I'm too used to straight, I guess! I do think my stitch length was consistant throughout and don't think I need to adjust the tension to do this. I followed the advice in the starting video and set my stitch length to 0 instead of dropping my feed dogs.
Since I was cutting swatches anyway, I cut up enough to last me a few months. No excuse not to do this each week, right?