Friday, April 27, 2012

April Challenge

I, too, have had a try with Don Linn's technique demonstrated in the SewCalGal Freemotion Quilting Challenge.
I haven't tried many techniques yet - last time I wanted a specific shape on my quilt I drew around the outside of a piece of cardboard; ok for the simple rounded shape at the time but I can see that it would be totally inadequate for 'fancier' quilting designs.
I am part way through quilting a quilt at the moment so I am using the technique for parts of this.
Here is the design I sketched and traced onto my tulle.
Here are the resulting practise feathers.
I found this method quite easy and straight forward to do. I wonder if I need a finer tulle for more detailed designs, and I'll be interested to try the dark tulle with a silver marker pen on my 'real' quilt. I can see me using it again, as well as exploring other ideas :-)I wrote a bit more on my blog.
Happy free motioning every-one!


Joan said...

Lovely Raewyn - Well done!

Sue Daurio said...

Looks great! Yes I think if you use finer tulle you will have better results. I used the techinque for a fancier design and thought it was ok.

Tammy said...

Hi Raewyn, Your feathers are really cool. I can see this design turning corners on a quilt. You did a great job. Bravo...well done!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

I've only done a teeny tiny bit of free motion quilting so far. Your practise feathers look great!!