Friday, November 1, 2013

Ok my skills are lacking

I thought I could pull this off. Well plans didn't work out and I already did some ripping. This is the blank that protects the CD's when you buy a stack of burnable discs. It fits in the square well.

 Then I used a "Red Solo Cup" for the next size circle. Also the center of the CD disc. Great plan right???
Got them all mark and that thought it was painless. Machine is ready. WOW!   

I made sure I used washable markers and marked what I thought would be easy. Well, Have you ever tried sewing a perfect circle? My skills are really lacking here. I have already ripped out three circles of stitching and not sure where to go from here. I only have a domestic machine so plan on doing some practicing with samples for awhile. Doesn't help that the seam bumps can cause a not so smooth transitions to make a easy free motion movement also. No excuses just facts. Need to rethink this idea and plan some more. Lessons learned here try a sample and practice your skills. Chris

4 comments:

Katie M. said...

Wow, circles on the domestic - that's ambitious. I use circle templates on the long arm and they aren't great! Just remember that once the quilt is washed, all those circles will be 'crinkly'....

Exuberant Color said...

Why don't you just ditch quilt in a continuous line through sashing too through the centers of the blocks in both directions. There is enough busy-ness in the quilt without adding fancy quilting.

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

This will be AMAZING Chris!!!! Very clever with the washable markers - I actually have heard of some ladies doing this but I have never tried it...let me know how it turns out! Here's a tip - just go S L O W. When I first started doing feathers on my home sewing machine...and I mean big fancy feathers...I went at a snails pace. You probably would have laughed at me I went so slow! Also, don't worry so much if each circle isn't perfect. It's the overall effect that you'll see more than each individual circle...just keep at it, it's going to be fabulous!!! :)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Circles are very hard on a domestic machine. It's not your skills that are lacking at all!!