Today I had a chance to do some more long-arm practicing. After watching some lessons from Kimmy Brunner on Craftsy, I tired using a ruler to do a straight line star. It is not as easy as she makes it look. You can see my one big bobble on the left side.
Then I tried a free-motion flower motif that I copied from a quilt my niece recently had quilted. It starts out with four oval petal shapes which are surrounded by a heart shape, which then is echoed until it fills the space. It was fairly easy to do and I like the look of it very much.
There is so much to learn and years of practicing ahead of me. I’m almost at the end of a bolt of muslin and just purchased another bolt. This time I got a wider bolt so that I would have more room to practice and not have to advance the fabric so quickly.
How long will it take before I feel confident in my long-arm quilting abilities? That is the unanswerable question!