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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Designing in progress

Have had a busy weekend, but mostly non-quilting...and some lessons - still heaps to catch up there.
in between other things I am slowly re-doing a small wholecloth I did some time ago, with the thought I may add something like borders and then more borders...as I cant quite work out how to exactly do a large whole cloth quilt.

I wish I could work out how to get nice fine black lines...and I am hoping to see if I take this to a printing place I can get it all together neatly. 
Sadly I cant remember how exactly I go it all together for the last one...but if I get one square - it will be easy to put on the fabric - I think !! Maybe just the pencil lines will be enough for me to copy as it is.

Then I will need to design the various borders!!

I am also waiting for fabric to arrive to get my Thread Head BOM borders on, and  get that one all put together - and work on my feathered star block - which I am doing by hand ...slowly!

13 comments:

Joanne said...

Your designs are always so amazing!! Beautiful!♥

Emma said...

Your designing is coming along so well; you have a real knack for it - and for drawing feathers!

Crispy said...

The design issues will get worked out, I have faith in you.

Tell me about those blue drawing tools you are using, where do you find things like that?

Crispy

Ethne said...

When I get around to doing my whole cloth experiment I'll need to fashion up some sort of light box first (you know me I'll probably do my whole cloth on a hand dyed fabric which would be hard to see through - typical :0} )
Your design is looking fantastic - please keep showing some in progress photos and share lessons learnt

rebeka said...

Hi Joan, I don´t understund so well your enter... ¿First, do you draw your design on paper? Don´t you make your design with software, like V6? I´m learning this software, but for make embroidering I know you can make quilts designs with it... Thanks and bye joan.

Linda said...

The design you are drawing looks stunning already! Wow, love those feathers!!

Deanna said...

Your work gives me the shivers, and that is a good thing. WOW!

Desley said...

What you have designed so far looks great. I am sure it will work it self out. Thanks for the comment on my blog.

LaDonna and Diana said...

Wow, that is absolutely stunning!

LaDonna

Janet said...

I love working with pencil and paper, I'm sure you'll work it out. I even have a set of french curves like you but I still haven't got around to using them. I have an Irena Bluhm book on designing whole cloths but hers are mostly in circular format. This looks more like Sharon Schamber's style which I love.

Rebecca said...

Great drawings Joan! You can use an architect pigment pen #5 or finer for fine lines. Draw over your pencil lines then erase, you will have a nice sharp black line.
Your work is beautiful as always!...

Ivory Spring said...

This is simply gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Your drafting skills are FAB. Have you looked at any Karen McTavish books for how to do the large pieces? I really enjoy following your progress!