I am continueing on with my "Quilting with your Walking Foot" lessons. Once again I am amazed at how much I missed first time around.
This weeks lessons have been about using the fancy stitches on your machine for quilting. Now, when I think of fancy stitches it was those flowers and leaves and fancy shapes that are there but the best ones to use are those that have a single line. The old boring ones work best. Like Serpentine.
And a scallop stitch.
I would not have thought to use these stitches for quilting but they give a great texture to the fabric. I am going to have to come back to this concept and explore just what I can do with my machine.
Being ill has slowed my mind and body and there have been some positives, such as paying attention to detail. I wish I could wave a magic wand and be fully recovered but it just doesn't work that way. One thing I am working hard on is recovering my fine motor skills in my hands. I didn't loose them completely I just lost that edge I had. I have had to practice sewing with a needle again. It is coming back but is no longer automatic. Hemming the binding on the place mats is a great exercise for this. What I used to find boring is now an exercise in using my fingers and hands. There is an upside to everything.