I have lots of practice pads - but these seems to drive me nuts and I just end up endlessly doodling on them - I'm afraid that I am the sort of person who needs an end product to work to - even if it is deemed as 'practicing'.
With that in mind I have purchased the following materials - enough to make crib sized quilts from so that I can practice my freehand quilting on them.
A colorful hexagon print by Michael Miller. This is in preparation of finishing a quilt I am making from a hand pieced hexagon quilt made by my Grandmother.
A grey circle print by Riley Blake which I plan to attack with orange thread.
A pink batik that I found at Joann's. I will follow all the lines with a purpley pink multi-hued thread.
I finally put together some blocks that I have had lying around since March 2009 into a cute little quilt.
And lastly I got something that I never thought I would ever do ... (and I can't tell you how much I find myself being humbled while I'm learning to sew) ... I had set views about preprinted panels - but when I saw this map printed in bright colors (at Joann's also) I immediately thought of a cute idea for my godson who turns two later this year.
So if I'm lost - you know where I'll be - I have a lot to get through ...... if you have any ideas that I could consider before starting to quilt these - I would love to hear from you.
Please do not forget about the charity I Spy quilt - we are still looking for fabric 4"x4"scrap donations.