Are you tired of looking at my free motion quilting practice pieces? I do get tired while making them but I don't get tired of the process or playing with designs.
I have been a "doodler" for a long time. When I was working, I often sat in meetings and doodled. I found that it actually helped me to keep my thoughts on the subject being discussed. My hands and subconscious were occupied with the doodling-which freed my conscious brain to pay attention. I would have my notes from meetings and classes surrounded by doodles and zentangle designs. I think that free motion quilting is a lot like doodling.
So, on this piece I did what I frequently did on doodles when a line was "off" - I repeated the line to darken and correct it on the large motifs. That caused the spine of the feather to really show up.
I am showing the back and the front. The red is really the front, but the design in the fabric (not a solid) doesn't show the quilting as well as the "dark mustard" back fabric.
This section of the class is called "Showboats" - The feather is my main showboat with the heart, leaf and triangle-swirl being my secondary showboats. That small stippling took more time than I had anticipated. But in the end it really made it look good. (or at least I think so!)
Here is my second one:
If you want to check out this class it is the class Wild Quilting by Christina Cameli on Craftsy. I am truly enjoying her teaching. (Please note that the class link is an affiliate link. If you click it and purchase, I will receive compensation.)
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