I'm doing concentric circles and used a 12" bowl as my starting circle template. I also decided to use four different thread colours, grey, blue, lime and orange - alternating them every circle. Look, I've proper thought about the quilting and everything. It's not FMQ but it's not straight lines either.
All went well with the first circle, it was slightly wavy but I could live with it. I just need to slow down a bit. Thread change, onto next circle and fitting my quilting bar to the walking foot - cue filthy sweary words and fists railing at the sky. The quilting bar only fits/works to the right and not to the left, which is where I needed in order to follow the starter circle. I mean, what a stupid design flaw. I tried putting it to the left but it kept jumping up and was useless.
I decided to wing it a little but soon stopped when I remembered that circles shouldn't have corners! To be fair, the kinks happened when I got a little carried away with my needle speed. Some of the circles were actually quite smooth and evenly spaced. But I grumped out last night and grabbed the seam ripper. (oh, and ordered an adjustable quilting bar!)
So today I am mostly doing this....
|I found some nests so perhaps ripping is the way forward|