just a thought....
Creating quilts is a way of expressing my creativity. I love the process of dreaming what a new project might look like once it is done and watching my vision come to reality.
Monday 17 August 2015
Sometimes it feels like I don't know what area of my quilt to work on. The quilt is big and sometimes I feel like it will never be finished. I have to push myself to concentrate on one area at a time. I am learning to divide and conquer this quilt bit by bit in my latest Crafty course called " "Divide and conquer " by Lori Kennedy. The sqaurish shaped flower in the center of this block and the corner red on navy flowers in the four corners are from this course.
So far I am really enjoying this course. I would recommend it to anyone who is feeling stuck or overwhelmed with their free motion quilting project.
Thursday 6 August 2015
I was looking for a thread to quilt Rosie's arm. I started picking up all different threads. The one that looked kind of like a skin tone to me was this one.
Tuesday 4 August 2015
I had an area where I wanted to quilt three equal hearts stacked on top of each other. At first I just took a white pencil and drew a line down the middle. I put yellow thread in the machine so that they would really stand out. Boy was that a disaster. I wound up picking it all out. I was not able to sew them evenly. The next thing I decided to do was create freezer paper templates and iron them on.
I decided to use matching thread because I still wasn't sure if I could pull off nice even hearts. This time the result was much better. There are a few small wobbles where I went off a litle bit but it doesn't really show because of the matching thread.
Sunday 2 August 2015
I am still in the process of quilting this block. Here is my work so far. Just wanted to talk a little about the orange diamond shapes around the blue star.
I wanted to somehow give it some depth. Notice the two on the bottom. They are done in a diamond shaped spiral. Now see the two on the top. They are done in a wide V shape echo. Since I am no expert in creating depth, I drew it out on paper many times first to see what directions the lines would look best.
Once I decided on how I wanted to quilt it I did not bother with pre marking. These are relatively small areas that I was quilting quite densly therefore I didn't feel the need to mark it first. I was quite pleased with the outcome.