Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Quilt Along #38 - Lost Data

Continuing with Leah  Day's Quilt Along Wednesdays. This design follows on from Jagged lines from last week and is called Lost Data.

Time to share some 'not so great' stitching.


 



Had major issues with the design...tried it twice and cannot say that I got any better at it. The first trial was on the greenish looking Batik fabric. I don't think my machine liked this. Had some issues with the actual stitching as well as the design. Particularly going backwards seemed to create some wobbly stitches. Left it for a day and came back to it, however the Jagged Lines just did not work for me. I don't think I managed once to put a gap in my design in the middle. I think I have some sort of problem with the angles of the zig-zag lines. Maybe I am doing them too tight and that then leads to some awkward angles....no idea really,  but somehow I seem to always end up with really odd, hard to manage spaces, often veering completely to the side. Thoroughly enjoyed the Zippling though...

Might have to stick with Flowing Lines for the border of my practice quilt.

Linking up to Leah Day's Quilt Along Wednesdays on the Freemotion Quilting Project.

Until next time

Karin

8 comments:

  1. I think it looks fabulous! We are always the hardest on ourselves.

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  2. It looks pretty darn good to me. I'm not seeing wobbles or any of the giant mistakes you're seeing! Are you sure you're looking at the same quilt we're looking at?! Seriously Karin, pat yourself on your back for doing your homework and I promise next week will be easier!

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  3. Very kind, Leah...the more I looked at it the more critical I became and the less the design flowed for me. Yep, definitely need to lighten up a bit. Looking forward to the Matrix design.

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  4. Wow! It's spectacular! That is was I was going to write when I saw your photos before I read your blog! And I'm gonna stick with that! It looks like lightening striking! I see the issues with your stitches on the first picture, but seriously, on the second pic's, you did an amazing job!!

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  5. Yes, I think I am getting overly critical...it annoyed me that I could not get into the rhythm of this. I am looking forward to the Matrix design. Have been admiring this for a while.

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  6. Hey Karin, I think it's great. We're always the hardest on ourselves. If it's a new venture, how can it possibly be producing at an expert level? Keep stitching, you are a really good FMQ-er!

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  7. Thanks Pamelyn...yes, I get a bit carried away at times. That evening nothing much was working for me. I think sometimes the stitching also depends on one's mood.

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