By Angela Walters
The grasp of free-motion quilting, Angela Walters, teaches you every little thing you must comprehend in her most up-to-date publication, Free-Motion Quilting Workbook. Unlike a standard how-to guide, this interactive workbook gets your artistic juices flowing as you doodle designs of complete quilts, person blocks, borders, or even detrimental house. The pages have lots of line-art shapes and encouraging pictures to aid get you all started. There's additionally an advantage component to graph paper to devise your individual duvet designs. So, pass forward, commence sketching!
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Of course, that is just what works for me. Do what you thin k looks best! The negative space between the blocks is a great place to experiment with extending the piecing. You can really play around with it and come up with several different options. This technique not only allows the quilting to give the quilt a more cohesive look; it also gives you a whole range of ideas to try. Another plus is that since you are using the quilt blocks as a guide, little to no marking is necessary. We all know how much I like quilting designs that I don’t have to mark!
Instead of doing the same ol’ thing all the time, this helps keep me on my toes and having fun! In case you need a little convincing, here are a few more examples to get you thinking. Practice how many different ways you can quilt a swirl design. Or try tweaking your circles and seeing what you can come up with. Are straight lines more your taste? Try mixing up the directions. No matter how often you try switching up your favorite designs, the results are sure to be fun. Chapter 5: Negative Space 37 Ready to Sketch?
I often look at a quilt top and imagine the lines of the piecing extending out and intersecting each other. There are so many different options when you approach the quilt in this way!!! Let’s use this quilt design for an example: When I am using this particular te chnique, I am very carefu l to use thread th at blends into the quilt top. I don’t want the quilting to over whelm th e quilt top in an y way. Of course, that is just what works for me. Do what you thin k looks best! The negative space between the blocks is a great place to experiment with extending the piecing.