Here’s my practice from this evening, in the darker blue thread. On the bottom right I tried my own fmq’ed version of a zentangle. Hmmm…?
When I first entered the amazing world of quilting, I heard, read and was told when fmq’ing PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL! GO-GO-GO!!! Speed!!! Move your hands and quilt like a bat out of h-e- double hockey sticks!!! Well, I did that for a LONG time. I became quite frustrated with my inability to ‘know’ where I was going and my inability to quilt my way out of a corner. Well, I have discovered that I need to SLOW down!!! Quilting at that break neck pace was intimidating me. So, for a while now, I’ve been going slower and finding I can actually *think* as I’m sewing. It feels much less overwhelming and I CAN breathe!