Friday, October 30, 2015

Evolution

Mom's quilt is on the frame.  The design evolved as I quilted it.

First, I marked off this white border in 8 inch blocks.  Then I quilted one line along the marks to divide the border into sections intending to quilt feathers in each one.

I pondered that for a long time after I made those lines.

I decided, instead, to center a feather in the middle, separated by several straight lines (4 inches worth, 1/4 inch apart) and attempt an elongated spiral from Angela Walter's Craftsy class.  I am not displeased with the results.


This corner I ripped out and re-did.  I am seriously considering ripping out part of the middle feather, too.  The echoing looks bad, to me.
But overall, for a novice, I think I did pretty well.  Incidentally, I did not use a ruler for the vertical lines.  I just set the channel lock but didn't lock it totally down.  Worked pretty well.




8 comments:

  1. Don't be too hard on yourself- remember Cindy's words- it doesn't have to be perfect. I am doing some of her Craftsy classes too but don't have a long arm

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  2. Beautiful, she will love it. You are really fueling my obsession for a long arm machine despite the fact I am not a real quilter and would have to build a place here to house one. Lol!

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    1. I do love it. However, I have been having some serious fun FMQ on the Singer 201.

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  3. I am so impressed.
    And I just want you to know that your watermarks ROCK.
    (I think that's what the kids say.)

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