I recently bought myself a darning foot for my sewing machine and I've been trying my hand at a bit of free motion quilting.
My first attempts were not too bad, but somehow the tension was wrong.
I initially assumed that it was my fault (bad hand/foot coordination) but I later decided that little fingers must have moved the tension dial on my machine (grrr!) Once I altered the tension dial, everything fell into place. I have now used a marker pen on my machine to mark the correct position so that if wee fingers start fiddling again, I can easily spot it and sort the problem!
The quilting is over a cute wee paper pieced apple.
Even in this half finished state, I'm seriously loving this and wishing it was for me, but unfortunately I have to give it away... hmmm I wonder if I have enough fabric to make another one for myself... (maybe the Free Motion Quilting will even be a bit less wonky, but I must admit that I think that the wonkiness adds a certain charm, don't you?!)
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