So much learning!! Curved piecing... FMQ.... Fiou!
This is actually the second quilt I machine-quilt lately, but I don't want to spoil someone's Christmas gift (as if my friends actually read this blog... but hey, you never know). At some point I realized I had way too many quilting project this year - especially considering the major events of February 2014* - and I felt like I needed to up my speed if I was gonna get any or all of them done in time. And sadly... machine quilting is defenetly like taking the car compared to walking somewhere. It is so. much. faster. And I'm actually liking it a lot more then I thought! (the result I mean.. the process is fucking stressful)
I bought a new machine when mine broke.. and even if the new one is pretty cheap, it enables me to free-motion quilt. I've been learning.. I feel like I will always be "getting better" at this no matter how many quilts I'd make.. but I admit that even the first one looks much more pretty then I would have imagined and "not too flawed"! It will let me tackle bigger quilts.. and it makes it much less overwhelming to whip-up a baby quilt like this for a baby shower. Not having to plan weeks and weeks of hand quilting ahead of time.
So... with THIS quilt, I realized that I really suck at echoing.
But.. that curved piecing is not so bad... Take some, leave some. ;)
*More on that later, really is a whole other post's subject ;)