A New Skill

It has been a super busy week here in the house of Matching Pegs.  It is school holiday time, so the kids are home and I am busy spending time with them.

Way back, (last Saturday) I went to a workshop with Kellie Wulfson of Don’t Look Now on Free Motion Quilting.

Here you can see Kellie’s capable hands demonstrating her favorite, and achievable free motion quilting patterns.

Amazingly, I discovered that with a little practice, I can do it too.  Here is the pillow that I started in the workshop and finished in the following few days.

Do you free motion quilt?

15 thoughts on “A New Skill

  1. Wow, what a huge accomplishment – that free wheeling quilting it complicated! Your pillow looks like you’ve been doing it for years

    Laura, HappyHomemakerUK.blogspot.com

  2. Looks great Claire. You’ve done a fantastic job of the quilting. I haven’t touched mine. My eyes have been too sore with hay fever to concentrate on close work. Hopefully, I’ll get to it next week and then one day you’ll see mine finished!

  3. Your cushion looks fabulous Claire! I’ve not tried free motion quilting yet – I don’t have the right foot for my machine and I can’t lower the feed dogs either, although I do have a little plate that clips over them. I absolutely love all Kellie’s patterns though, so would like to be able to give it a go one day.
    R x

  4. Wow, that pillow looks absolutely stunning! I want to free motion quilt, I have purchased the gloves, a new stitch plate and a free motion foot – but I now have to get over my fear of just wasting fabric. Maybe by the end of November.

    I am in awe that you first one looks so perfect, and done in a weekend!!

  5. Looks amazing Claire. And I just love the quilt in the background – such wonderfully inviting and restful colours.

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