When I was working on my practice pad things looked pretty good, but for some reason when I started on the actual quilt it all dissolved into wackiness. Sound familiar?
I'd say this is about 30 stitches per inch.
Stops and starts - out of control.
What was I thinking using dark thread on white fabric? I don't know, but it's coming in handy now that I want to show it to you!
I had no idea what I was doing.
On the back my bobbin thread was pretty much just laying on the quilt.
By the end of it I improved a bit. And from far enough away I don't totally want to burn it.
So if you're just starting out, with angles where you want curves, crooked lines where you want straight ones, stitch length issues and awful tension, carry on. It's just the way it has to be.The way out of this free motion morass is through. Keep stitching. Get through that first quilt and on the road to better quilting.
A special thank you to those who have posted their free motion stitching on the Flickr group. It is so exciting to see your experimentation and progress, you are all doing fabulously! Thanks for being brave enough to share your progress.