This is what a solid hour of free motion practice looks like...below are sepia and black and white altered images so you can see the stitching better...
I REALLY need to practice heirloom feathers more. I still don't have control over them. I start off good then you can see I start to wander. This is all free hand but I bet placing the line down before I sew would help. Next time. I used the Brother for this but am going to go back and practice with the Simplicity - I cannot see where I'm going with the darning foot on the Brother. I like the one on my Simplicity much better but they don't interchange - pooh! The one that came with the Brother is clear, and you'd think that would help! It's great for contrasting colors, but when using the same color thread as the fabric I can't find my stitches and I start running into lines. I'm going to have to look into an open toe darning foot for this machine and see if that helps.
I'm no where near Diane Gaudynski yet - but I'm on my way!!! :)
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