Three things I learned today: 1. It pays to "doodle" the designs for a while first! 2. Relax, the word "free" means many things go. 3. It is just PRACTICE at this point.
I have been doodling easy designs I have seen for some time now. These are some of the motifs I am trying to accomplish first. I believe that when the experts say doodle and practice the motifs, they are correct! The ones I can make look decent on paper, look better on fabric for me even this early in the game.
Like many quilters I know, free motioning on my standard machine makes me a nervous wreck. I want to control every stitch. Tonight I looked at some examples of good free motion designs up close--amazing what increasing a screen to 250 or more can do! So I have decided to relax a little and let it be a "free" activity for me. Not every stitch can be in the perfect spot--just most of them.
And, practice makes perfect. No one is perfect without practice. So I will move on to Day 3 with a positive attitude and happy happy thoughts.
Stay relaxed and positive!
|Feeling good about meanders!|
|Pretty proud of this little leaf! Been doodling|
leaves my whole life!