This month my goal is to quilt this top. It is pieced with scraps that I then put together as leaders and enders. I actually rather like it!
I wanted to practise some fmq, even though this is a rather heavy quilt to do it on with a very thick backing, but I decided to give it a try.
I felt justified in doing that, I was watching a TV programme the other night and it said to learn new skills because it is so good for the brain. Especially as you get older! I hope to get to the point in fmq as I am in touch typing. How did I learn to touch type. I taught myself with a book years and years ago!
They showed a woman who touch types but couldn’t say where the actual keys are, because it has become so imprinted onto the brain. I wouldn’t be able to tell you either. My fingers just type. Oh to be like that with fmq. And there are so many skilled people who are like that. It’s possible!!
I saw this pattern being done by @quiltmekiwi on Facebook. On a long arm! I decided to do it, its a bit difficult so I am only putting it in the corners. I have just done the one so far. I’ll have to practise again before I do the next three because the rhythm has kinda slipped from my mind!
My first attempt at doing a daisy like this. After this one I decided to mark out the rest. I actually found this one the hardest of all, I expected it to be the easiest.
My second attempt! I’ve completed all the daisies now and am on to the other pattern.
The third pattern is what I am working on at present. I don’t need to do any marking for this one.
So I am making some progress, a little at a time, as it is a little tough on the wrists!