So I tried it . . . . I attempted to make a free motion quilting video. Now I will be the first to say, it isn't great. But it was a definite learning experience. Here is what I learned.
1 - I am not so good with words. I kept tripping over them and even after 5 attempts I still said things that sound absolutely silly. Hopefully with more practice I might be a little less nervous and actually be able to say what I am thinking.
2 - There is a huge give and take of what you quilt on. I love seeing an entire quilt worked on instead of a little square because I can get a better sense of how the quilter handles the bulk of their fabric, however, as this video demonstrates, it is a whole lot harder to see the quilting when it is done on a quilt instead of a little solid dark square with high contrasting thread. I am thinking about how to solve this. Maybe a solid quilt made just for quilting videos???
3 - Trying to locate the best position for the tripod while still being able to reach your quilt to work on is not the easiest. Maybe I need to get a partner in crime to do the filming??
4 - I wish I could figure out a way to do the sound after. Is the sound of the sewing machine in the background to loud to understand??
5 - And this is an important one. Never Ever, Ever, try to upload a video using blogger. I had it uploading for 8 hours and nothing. Seriously, has anyone ever used blogger to upload a video?? YouTube was only a mere 45 minutes. (But I kept it private as I really don't feel like this work is worth publishing :)
So it is back to the video camera for me. Hopefully in the future I will be able to show some better quality free motion quilting videos. But, you got to start somewhere, right :) Please feel free to give any suggestions. I would love to hear what you would like to see in a free motion quilting video :)
So that was my Try :) Let's see yours :)