Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Practise, practise , practise

 Practise hasn't made perfect yet by a long shot!  I machine quilted this table topper and I was brave(take that to mean stupid) enough to use a blue thread that was completely noticeable. You will notice that the picture is not a close up....I'm not a complete idiot...just a partial one.  My machine quilting is really poor....but on the bright side it started to improve by the time I finished this topper.  There is hope for me yet.
I do like the pattern that emerged on the back..now if I had only done some really good quilting...then you would see a close up.....don't hold your breath waiting though...I've discovered something about machine quilting....you need to practise more than I realized...

5 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Gail; I think it looks fantastic!!

Linda H said...

Hey there Ducky! I see a nice plug for your Blog on the CQA blog..way to go!!

What Comes Next? said...

very few people will ever look at it as closely as you do when you're quilting it. I love the design you've created on the back.(popped over from the CQA blog)

Eileen said...

I like the friendly nature of your blog. Beautiful work. I would like to try the balsam tips in a sachet but now I guess I have to wait until spring.
The picture of your grandmothers hand crank sewing machine is interesting as I have been wanting to see one. Have you ever tried sewing with it? I guess you must crank and feed the material with only the left hand?

GailM. said...

Hey, it looks so nice. I made that pattern too. I really like it. I'm making a second. I know my second one will be better than the first.