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While on vacation, I took a day to hang out with Mom and get a lesson on free motion quilting. While she will have the big machine in a week or so, I thought it would still be good to learn on a smaller machine, for smaller projects I want to quilt at home.
Mom just happens to have a machine just like mine. So she set me up, gave me a quick demonstration, and let me at it. And let me just say... it's MUCH harder than it looks! I knew it would be tricky at first, but I didn't realize how tricky.
Mom sandwiched me up a few fat quarters to practice on and I covered them in a mess of free motion stitchery.
I got to a point where I was able to keep my stitch length fairly even, though I still struggle with direction and keeping in a pattern. Most of my quilting looks like it was done by a drunk three-year-old.
Still, after a while, I wanted to tackle a "real" project. I'd brought the piggy square and decided to turn it into a pot holder.
I guess I better get some more practice in.