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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.