Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The quilting design process

Someone asked how I do it. So at the risk of asking you to watch paint dry, here is my process.
 I chose the area I wanted to work on, and traced it making sure to reverse the image and leave enough space outside the design area.
 I then went over the tracing with a Sharpie pen.
 Sometimes you get lucky and the very first thing you draw works. I liked this feather.
 But I still had that huge area above it and not enough room for a full flourish.
 This 2nd attempt was not any better.
 So I wondered about using the shape of the flowers as a motif. Nah, don't like that.
This feather in the opposite direction has made me happy. I still haven't decided what I shall do in that square where the bottoms of the flower vases/pots meet. My eraser is my friend. But tomorrow is another day.


  1. Thanks for explaining, Sally. It looks like fun!

  2. Thank you so much for your tutorial, it could not have come at a better time as I have just started placing the first stitches in the ditch on my applique quilt.