Wednesday, February 06, 2008

WIP Wednesday Week 4 - Practise! Practise! Practise! Practise! Practise!


This is what I am doing today. Lots of stippling and the occassional flower thrown in. This is just a practise peice as I haven't done any free form quilting for ages! So I sat down this afternoon, Milly was at her FDC, Grace was kicking back on the couch watching Barbie's version of Swan Lake, after a hard morning at school. Don't even get me started on Barbie and her take on Swan Lake! The rigid animation! The corny voices! But the music, *sigh* it is beautiful and every time Barbie started to dance Grace got off the couch and started pirouetted across the room. But back to the quilting.... It is wonky in places, but I am hoping that the quilt it goes on, it will be less noticeable than on the white here. la la la la, practise makes perfect hey? Here's hoping!

8 comments:

Austy's Mum said...

That is gorgeous Helen! I wish I could quilt like that!

Emma said...

Great quilting! You mentioned it's just practise, but is it just a scrap, or will it end up as a quilt? I'd be pretty happy with that effort! My thread keeps breaking with free-motion quilting, so I get put off stippling as that's when it is worst.

Helen in the UK said...

Your quilting looks great - love the idea of large flowers amougst the stippling :)

Jody said...

I love it. It doesn't look wonky to me ... at all ... and I love the thread.

Cascade Lily said...

GOOD ON YOU HELEN!!! I am such a chicken, I've never tried it!

And I'm so glad you didn't unpick your blue with yellow quilt - it looks great and it's your pattern, right?

How's Grace enjoying school? What a big girl!

atet said...

Lovely quilting -- I need to do more of that practicing myself. Maybe then I can do something more than straight lines :0). Grace looks so grown up in her uniform -- hope she is enjoying school!

Leah said...

I wish I lived in Perth - I could do with stippling lessons. Hmph, if you think your quilting is wonky I don't think I'll ever blog mine! ;)
Grace is so gorgeous in her school uniform - and you look so proud in the photos - teary but proud! x

Samantha said...

Oooh, looking nice!