Monday, December 19, 2011
quilting to a timeline
I got a bit bored with these samples and decided to make it a little more interesting.
Below are two pictures of the back. You can see a little bit of spotting on the back. If I felt it was a problem, or it was for a show, I would loosen the bobbin a tiny bit, as the top is already quite tight.
The thing which is surprising me, is that the handwriting is actually the easiest part of the quilting. I remember watching some Linda Taylor videos where she always said that drawing your designs many times is the best practice and this has shown me how true this is. Handwriting is something that I have been doing for a long time. Other motifs are not as familiar to me and so are not as easy to quilt. Laura Kemshall on design matters has also talked about being familiar with your subject especially through using a sketchbook.
Now why is this important to me right now?
Well, I am working on a piece that has lots of quilted text on it - Actually forty lines!
I have finished all the blocks for my recycled mixed media piece and will hopefully post them tomorrow.