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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Machine quilting

I was struck with inspiration in the early hours of this morning and drew half of this design before
I went to bed.

Centre stems may be a bit thick but will work on that when I am quilting.

I have just finished drawing it in black on the freezer paper and will iron it to the wrong side of the work, use my light board and draw it on with my Berol blue washabel ink pen... if I use the purple one - it will disappear before I get to it.
By now you will know I am still not brave enough to do the work completely freehand... but I want to get some symetry.  I enjoy drawing, and as you can see - the designs didnt match so I split the FP and now I hope I can place it correctly.  If not I will improvise.
I will draw the circles on later or freehand them.

Now I am off to again get stuff off my cutting board and iron on the FP.

13 comments:

Crispy said...

Oooo a lovely bit of inspiration!!

Crispy

Linda said...

Oh, it's going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to see you quilt it! Gave me goosebumps!! :-)

MichelleW said...

Stunning design Joan - can't wait to see it quilted up. Do you freehand the loops or use one of those drawing curve thingies - you are a wonderful designer :0)

Ethne said...

Boy oh boy but you don't do things by half - that's an absolutely stunning design - I look forward to seeing it come to life.

Sheila said...

I love your design and you amaze me with your ability to draw these .Lovely!!

Laura said...

Do you freehand your feathers, or do you use a template to start with? They look SO complicated, but I know that once you get going on sewing them, they finish quickly. Have you ever taken a class or had lessons on drawing the feathers?

Diane said...

feathers are my favorite and yours are awesome!

Wendy said...

Very pretty!

Janet said...

I can see how you stayed up so late, I bet you couldn't stop. It looks really gorgeous.

quiltskipper.com said...

I am jealous of those "oh I got up in the middle of the night with this fabulous idea" moments! Can't wait to see this made up.

Heyjami said...

Just looking at getting back into quilting after a 18 year pause. Thank you for showing me how quilting has changed for the better! Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff here.

Joan said...

Heyjami - sorry I cant get back to you - couldnt find an email - thank you for visiting my blog - So call again -

Sunshine said...

aha, so maybe it's just purple that disappears very, very quickly??? :)
After reading your blog for a couple of months now, I might even draw some of those feather circles myself instead of looking for a template. It'd be a nice personal touch.

Cheers,
Christine