Thursday, March 29, 2012

Free Motion Quilting

I haven't posted in a few days...things have been very hectic and stressful. I am a fourth grade teacher and we are in the throws of state testing! Can you say UGH?!?! We just finished our writing test and are going to be testing reading and math in 3 weeks. So to destress, I do what most of you do...I sew! Or dream of sewing as the case has been this week! lol :)

I received a few packages in the mail this last week, so those dreams have plagued me every day at work! I have been itching to try my hand at free motion quilting for quite some time now. Hubby was wonderful enough to buy me this great book that I was drooling over at Hobby
Lobby several weeks back.

Well, as I soon discovered, reading only gets you so far... :) I didn't have a free motion quilting foot, so I set out to find one for my machine. There were several that I came across, but since I am SEW very new at this I decided to go with one that wasn't extraordinarily expensive. came in the mail a couple of days ago!

Needless to say, I am chomping at the bit to lock myself away in my sewing room and get to learning! But it will have to wait until this weekend when I am not ruled by the clock.

I also received another package in the mail on Tuesday. I had entered several give aways from the Quilters Blog Hop Party last week. Lucky me won TWO giveaways! :) One was the ribbonry quilt pattern from Candace at Double Nickel Quilts.

The second was a layer cake and quilt pattern from Corinna Jones at Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop.

I am sew excited about the beautiful fabrics and amazing patterns! I just can't wait for the weekend to get here so I can have fun playing with all my goodies!!! Hopefully by the end of the weekend I will have some free motion quilting that I will feel good enough about to post pictures of! Happy sewing!


  1. Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your very neat give-aways and your new toy, destressing and unwinding. Enjoy!!!!! Love ya, Mom

  2. Congrats on the Giveaways! What fun that layer cake will be! FMQ is WONDERFUL and just remember it takes practice. I will use an old piece of fabric and some scrap batting to practice with before I did into a new project, so I get the feel of it first. :) Hope your testing is over quickly. Happy Easter!

  3. I have to look for that Free Motion book.....I too have been wanting to learn!!

  4. I've been wanting to learn to FMQ too. I found a great website with lots of tutorials...