So my new Juki meant my ability to free motion quilt without crying. I just could never do it on my old machine. It made me very sad and frustrated and jealous of those who could. I practiced a few nights free-motioning.
Being a not so good drawer, I am not that good at free motion. My stipple still looks like “creepy fingers” (to borrow a phrase from Elizabeth Dackson). But I was ok at the wood-grain pattern.
And so I made a simple table runner and gave it a whirl. SO. MUCH. FUN. So, so far from perfect.
But good enough that I didn’t get sad – and felt like improvement was possible.
I am not quite ready to try anything bigger – still the world of sad straight-line quilting for me there. But there is a tunnel and there is light. Woot.