A few months ago I picked up this book for some inspiration on how to easier free motion machine quilt on a DSM - I really want to expand beyond stippling/meandering and stencil markings.
I haven't read it front to back, but I absolutely love how it breaks down easy-to-do shapes, and show how to mix and match them. Over the last few evenings I have been doing some experimenting, and I have to say I think I have taken that one step to become a bit bolder in my quilting. I have become more daring to quilt without a lot of marking - mostly some little blue dots to mark centers and make sure of even spacing, and a few lines using the Hera marker.
Before studying the drawings in the book - this would have required a template or tear-away paper - not a single marking!
Nope - just a plastic lid to mark the circle - the rest is done free hand. It is soooo far from perfect, but I really like it, because I see now that I can do it!
It's far from perfect, but I can definitely see I'm improving! I love my darning foot!!! *lol*
Happy quilting weekend!Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida
(PS! This is not a whole cloth quilt - all the pictures are of the back - can't show the front yet)