This month's quilting project was copying a design shared by The Stencil Company. Of course, I used the 'light-box' method to transfer the design--I taped the paper to the window on the back door and taped the fabric block over that, then traced it with my hot-pink ceramic marking pen.
Here is the design:
Stitching (or rather, quilting) would involve a certain amount of back-tracking as well as some stopping and restarting as one moved from one part of the motif to another. Unless, that is, one was determined to stitch this as a continuous-line pattern. I used the approach taught by Diane Gaudynski in an earlier tutorial, and here is my piece.
|The pink chalky line really shows up, but it will wash out.|
|The back of the work looks handsomer.|
Perhaps you can see how I altered the design; instead of feather 'petals' abutting one another, each stands alone although very close to the previous one. I think it looks more graceful and delicate. I'm pleased with my ability to alter this without having to redraw lines, and I am happy with my results.
On to the next tutorial!