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Moving It Forward

I’ve heard it said that there is a learning curve when it comes to free motion quilting. I feel I’ve been on the bottom of that curve for a long time. Slowly I feel myself rising. I now longer dislike how my quilting turns out. Often I even like it. I know I still have lots of room for improvement but I see that improvement picking up speed and that gives me hope. Part of that improvement includes speed. A good thing as my pile of tops to be quilted continues to grow. More opportunity to improve, I guess.

Just before Christmas I also decided to learn how to knit. Mostly I just want to knit socks. Some may think me silly but I’ve found it a good on the go project.  This is my second pair. I do them two at a time.  I’m afraid if I didn’t my socks would not be the same. Kind of like the place mats I tried to weave. I now use them for table mats at varying places around my house so people can’t tell how nonuniform they are.  

 In addition to free motion quilting and sock knitting we’ve had prom dating going on here. My beautiful daughter pinning the boutineer on her date.

 And here is the lovely couple. I remember when they used to have play dates in first grade. Where did the time go? Nice to have your prom date be your childhood friend.

Now it’s your turn to share what you’re moving forward. Looking forward to seeing your progress and cheering you on.

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  • Bonnie says:

    I'm so impressed you can make two socks at a time. I tried and couldn't figure out whether I had already knit on that sock. Let's say I had weird sock beginnings and went back to one at a time. Of course, it takes me a good year to make socks as I don't knit all that much! Yours looks like it is coming along nicely.

  • Cathy says:

    Yay for quilting improvement! You give me hope!!

    And I've had some hooks, patterns and yarn for crocheting socks for years and years and never made any. So maybe I should dig that stuff out for a summer project.

  • Jocelyn says:

    I would love to learn how to knit. It would be fun to make socks and shawls.

  • chrisknits says:

    What a sweet couple. Hope they had a great time!

  • Needled Mom says:

    Yeah for picking up knitting! You will love it.

    The picture of the kids is so sweet. It IS nice that they have been such good friends for so long.

  • Alycia~Quiltygirl says:

    So cute!! ( the kids) and wow – good for you to leanr to knit!

  • Angie in SoCal says:

    Nice couple – I really like her dress.

  • moosecraft says:

    Aw …what a cute couple! I hope the prom was enjoyable!
    Knitting socks was my main reason for trying to learn knitting too! I just think hand knitted socks are the cats meow! lol! Sadly, I did not succeed with the knitting….but, I will try again another time…FMQ is another thing I need to get going on! 🙂

  • Ruth says:

    I have the same thoughts about FMQ. I had decided to learn it about 9 years ago and I love being able to complete the whole quilt myself. Fortunately, lots of the squiggles don't show up! I also learned how to knit socks a couple years ago and like to have some going for a portable project. I'm on a trip now and knit in the car while DH is driving.

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