Every since I began quilting on a machine I have felt liberated and I don’t worry so much about my stitch uniformity and length. It does depend where the piece may end up and whether or not it is for competition or sale; where the stitching does indeed matter. I heard a quilt maker say once that the back of her quilt was nobody’s business! Do we focus too much on perfection? I have heard too many quilters say they are afraid to try free motion machine quilting (I used to be too!). Often the reason is that they are afraid they won’t have nice even stitches. I say let go of that and jump right in!
Here are my small free form flowers. I like the backs almost as much as the fronts! They will be mounted to plexiglass and then to a reclaimed lumber base (furnished and finished by my sweet husband).