Since my sewing area is in chaos, I’m not getting much done in the course. I have no place to set up my machine in the house at this time. But, I am trying to participate in the Sandstitchers Quilt Guild projects for their upcoming quilt show in May. Last night was the first “project night” I attended. Peggy led us through making tea towels for the sales “boutique”.
I got to “practice” machine quilting on this. I did a loop-de-loop design, and it was VERY rough. Peggy had created excellent instructions on creating the tea towel. Quilting was optional, and instead of quilting mine before sewing it to the towel, I did mine at the end.
The tea towel below is not a Quilter’s Academy project, but since it was my very first “machine quilting” effort, I figured I’d photo it for posterity, crooked bottom seam and all. I have many more self-criticisms (bobbin thread bunched up on me once, I sewed on the towel part backwards, etc, etc).
Francis gave me some good machine quilting pointers that I will try next time I practice. THANKS PEGGY & FRANCIS!
Before we left, there was a time for mutual admiration of work accomplished — I liked how everyone else’s towels turned out. Everyone is so creative!