Congratulations Claire! You’re the winner of the book!!!
Learning to free-motion quilt is daunting as there are a lot of moving parts, literally. In Free-motion Quilting From Ordinary to Extraordinary Jenny takes us through our awkward teenage years of quilting giving us the guidance and direction we need while allowing us to take more stitching on our own. She speaks of seeking inspiration in the environment around us, adjusting tension, and practicing well.
Jenny shows us five ways to practice: postcards, panel quilts, quilt from the back, quilt as you go, and with a quilted boho jacket giving us lots of opportunities. With each of these Jenny refocuses us from this intense hardcore practice that we try to do to “plactice”. Plactice is a combination of play, and practice reminding us that we’re machine quilting for fun.
Jenny offers a couple of my favorite tips: set a timer for twenty minute and put some tunes (podcast, fave tv show) and get stitching.
This is full of great tips and hints for quilters who’ve free-motion quilted for a while and are ready to tackle and embrace being an intermediate quilter. Seriously, this is an important part of being a free-motion machine quilter. Taking these twenty minute snippets of time makes a huge difference over the long haul. It’s important to have fun. In Jenny’s practice sessions she uses postcards (see the book for details!) which can then be sent in the mail to family and friends or even used as gift tags.
all images courtesy C&T Publishing
As always there’s an opportunity to win a copy of the book. Simply comment and let me know your favorite thread. If you live in the US we’ll send you a copy of the book; if you’re outside the US an e-book. I’ll draw a winner on Tuesday December 18th.
Of course this being a blog hop here are a group of fabulous bloggers participating. Visit their sites and comment too increasing your chances of winning a copy of the book. Most of all, get this book one way or the other and add some extraordinary to your quilts.
Dec 1 Jenny K. Lyon https://quiltskipper.com/
Dec 2 Lisa Chin http://www.lisachinartist.com/
Dec 3 Catherine Redford https://catherineredford.com/
Dec 4 Lyric Kinard http://lyrickinard.com/
Dec 5 Heidi Proffetty https://www.heidiproffetty.com/
Dec 6 Debby Ritenbaugh Brown https://www.debbybrownquilts.com/
Dec 7 Libby Williamson https://libbywilliamsondesigns.blogspot.com/
Dec 8 Barbara Black http://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com/
Dec 9 Cindy Grisdela https://www.cindygrisdela.com/
Dec 10 Teri Lucas https://terificreations.com/