The most important tool you need to
learn free motion quilting is patience.
The first day I was shown how to do free motion,
meandering by my friend Paula, she told me
you'll have to practice and practice and then
one day it will suddenly become easy.
I must admit I didn't believe her that day, but it's gotten a lot easier.
I do little practice pieces that will never become anything other than
samples to see how I am progressing. I date each one with a sharpie and
then toss it in a basket to compare with my current work down the road.
This is a little practice I did this weekend and it's different from
the traditional continuos patterns I normally do.
I wanted to try something that would look somewhat like
a pen and ink drawing. It's close.