I have doubted myself. I had pretty much relaxed with my free motion quilting abilities. The basics I had and I could push those limits. Then Nina arrived with the Bernina Stitch Regulator as part of her arsenal. Surely that much money and that much technology must be right. But I have found the BSR awkward and well, intimidating. I think I will go back to what I knew to do all by myself. But first I have to find it!
In the mean time, I'm beginning to restore my confidence with some walking foot exercises. And actually, I do like the channels and the straight lines. I considered the backings as I thought about design. The centre runner is the channels. Easy Peasy. I moved the needle position because I like wide channels and I use the edge of the foot for guide lines. The narrow piece on the right is a spiral. The centre of the log cabin block is off centre and I like that contrast to the even spacing of the quilted line. The larger quilt on the left had sashing so I emphasized that and then did the centre square of the block and echoed the shape.
The faster speed of Nina makes this a real pleasure.
The wide space under Nina's arm makes turning a breeze,
even with the larger size.
Walking fine! Now perhaps a trot (?) canter (?) but perhaps not the gallop.
Same horse, different gaits.
Same foot, different paths.
Next comes the binding and the walking foot absolutely shines at bindings!