What have I discovered?
#1-I can't stitch a smooth curve,
#2-I get lost in the very simple patterns,
#3- This being the first time I have worked from the front of my longarm, I have a lot to learn.
The learning curve on this machine is huge!!!! The machine (Gammill Classic Plus) performs beautifully. The problem is the operator. I might spend the rest of my life at the back of this machine with pantographs.
Here is a smile box of some of the 'mess' that I made today. When it is bound and washed, I'll post another picture.
|Make a Smilebox slideshow|
The moral to this story is this: Longarm quilters make it look soooooooo easy. The truth of the matter is, They have practiced THOUSANDS of hours to make it look that way. I really have a long way to go to be able to freehand from the front of my wonderful machine---she still needs a name. However, I can really do a wonderful edge to edge pantograph from the back.
With that said: One Loose Thread Quilting has begun. Many announcement in the coming days. Stay tuned.