Welcome back to Week 8 of #freemotionfriday! Our video library is growing with these awesome videos, so if you’ve missed any of them be sure to search for them here. Learning each week with you, as we share our faith journey, is such a pleasure. If you’re just beginning your journey, here’s a post to help launch your free motion practice this year.
This week we’ll be making some wobbly hearts. Pope Francis, in his homily delivered in Peter’s Square for Ash Wednesday Mass on 2/17/21, spoke about the need for us to steadfastly keep our heart rooted in the Lord. He nudges us to look at our own hearts, and to ask ourselves: “Do I have a “wobbly” heart, which takes a step forwards and then one backwards? Do I love the Lord a bit and the world a bit, or is my heart steadfast in God? Am I content with my hypocrisies, or do I work to free my heart from the duplicity and falsehood that tie it down?” If our heart is wobbly, he reminds us to follow the words of Joel 2:12, “Return to me with all your heart.”
There’s so much to think about and unpack in his homily (I definitely encourage you to check it out, link above if you haven’t already). It’s so convicting, isn’t it? Wobbly hearts. I’ve never thought of it that way before, but now don’t think I’ll see it any other way. My goal this Lenten season is to make my heart a little less wobbly, and I invite you to join me in doing the same, too.
Let’s get started in sewing some wobbly hearts, our free motion quilting design for the week . Here are two tips to help you as you create this design:
As you’ll see in the video above, it’s really important to always return to the center line we draw in pencil/chalk on our practice pad/quilt. Using this center line will ensure your hearts wobble the right way and don’t end up too wobbly (and therefore unrecognizable).
…and that’s it! Watch the short video above that breaks down the process even more. I look forward to hearing how your sewing goes; leave a comment letting me know how you did, and be sure to share your work on IG using the tag #freemotionfriday so I can see your beautiful work!