A windy path …

After the market last Saturday, my goal was to work on a few personal projects that needed to be completed BEFORE I started to make more inventory for Etsy/the market. First on the list, be-lated Mother’s Day presents, a VERY be-lated birthday present and a *hopefully* on time wedding present. The piecing of these table runners went together very quickly.

It took me a few more days to work up the nerve to try machine quilting the runner’s with a “meandering” stitch. Let’s just say mastering that stitch is going to be much trickier than I thought. I also think it could easily cause carpal tunnel, so I’ll have to watch how much I do. The bad thing … I think I love the process and I know I love the crinkly texture of the finished project. I’m itching to do a quilt now. In fact I’m thinking of playing along with this quilt-a-long. Crazy I know … it’s currently my middle name and daily state of being.

(Completely normal for my floor to be covered in all my “in-progress” pieces. It drives me crazy, but as soon as I get them done and the floor is clean I’m itching to created something new.)

A closer look at the newbie’s “meandering” technique. Thank goodness for the low aperture picture that nicely conceals just how “rough” this one is.

Happy Creating!

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  1. I have been trying to figure out how to do this on my machine. I cannot keep my layers together as they should be, so I end up with bubbles and tucks on the underside. Even when it’s just straight lines. It’s been pretty discouraging.

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