|A great way to practice is to stitch out the new design Leah posts each week.|
This is my version of Daisy Echo...far from perfect, but it was a nice way to practice for 10 minutes.
When you're starting anything new, developing productive habits is crucial in the learning process. I'd forgotten my positioning, the best place to rest my foot against the pedal, and the way I held my hands and how much pressure to apply to the quilt block. The only thing my instinctive memory recalled was the direction I was most comfortable in when stitching.
That said, I also found overextending yourself when you're starting out is a not a good thing. For me my absolute limit was two hours per session. Your mileage may vary, but when you find yourself getting tired and frustrated and just wanting to shotgun through a block, it's probably time to step away.
Until next week, let's go quilt!