Now that the room is up, I’ve been making time to spend down there. I also got some Craftsy classes, including Quilting Negative Space. I’m a HUGE fan of Angela already and this class is just great. I’m really enjoying it, even though I listen along as I’m making supper.
Tonight I had the itch to quilt so I decided to practise some patterns from Angela’s book along with encouragement from her course. I already had a baby quilt laying in a sad pile waiting for me to figure out how to do it. I took Angela’s advice to break it up into smaller sections. It’s improv pieced so there’s no real background, but since it’s so wild, I figured it was a great chance to practise different techniques all over it.
Here I did two long pieces near the middle to start off and warm up.
You can see the loops, back and forth (love this) and some swirls.
Close up of doing the all over leaf pattern in the next “block”.
In this block I marked a single line diagonally across then followed it to make the sunburst effect. I love how it feels.
Two more long strips gave me the opportunity to try the swirl scroll and woodgrain. The scroll needs some work, but it’s good enough!
And there’s all the work I did this evening. Halfway done!
It was quite fun doing a different design in each section or strip.
Update: I actually went through a whole bobbin last night, did a quick bit this morning and ran out of the *second* bobbin,