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Come On Baby and Do the Free-Motion With Me

Anyone singing “Dooooooo the locomotion with me….ya gotta swing your-er hips now…come on!…”?? I seem to have a song pop in my head for just about any sentence someone says. Ask my kids. I drive them nuts. I’ve also passed on the gift. MuWaHaHa.
I’ve always done a lot of Stippling free-motion quilting {freemotion? free motion? free-motion???} and I have done traditional hand quilting but I want to practice the free-motion that goes beyond stippling or circles. I love feather quilt patterns. I also love to doodle… curvy doodles…so why not by machine. I have been in love with McTavishing for years but she uses a Longarm machine. Again, why not by a regular sewing machine? Free-motion also goes with my Horror Vacui {fear of empty space} style of doodling
Here’s my practice on a couple surprises for my Partner in the swap we did for fellow members of the HOPE group at do.Good Stitches.

I think I’m getting a bit better.
This week I also made an Itty Bitty Pear Pincushion. I think I’m in love with it. I stuffed it with some of my leftover wool roving from spinning…as in I meant to spin it but didn’t. Isn’t it sweet? Or am I just an overly proud Pincushion Parent?

Have a great weekend! PIECE out.

Get on Your Bike and Storm the Castle!

After spending yesterday cursing the migraine-spawned-by-satan I was determined to sew something today.
Sooooooo I sewed together my 2 blocks for September for the do. Good Stitches {a Charity Bee}. We were asked to make them wonky…and I hope they are wonky enough. Some of the fabric is from Castle Peeps by Lizzy House and the Bicycle fabric is by Aunt June.

It’s still hot in TX and my sewing room does not receive our AC. I’m burning up. Gotta get out of here! See ya ’round!