By Angela Walters
The grasp of free-motion quilting, Angela Walters, teaches you every thing you must recognize in her most recent publication, Free-Motion Quilting Workbook. not like a regular how-to guide, this interactive workbook gets your artistic juices flowing as you doodle designs of whole quilts, person blocks, borders, or even detrimental house. The pages have lots of line-art shapes and encouraging images to assist get you begun. there is additionally an advantage component of graph paper to plot your personal cover designs. So, move forward, commence sketching!
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Attempt adapting a few of your favourite designs into attention-grabbing motifs. Swirls and scrolls could make attractive motifs. test a extra complicated layout, akin to a rope layout, and switch it right into a motif. rather than quilting motifs within the corners, test quilting them in the midst of the borders. able to cartoon? no matter if you love quilting borders or now not, having a number of methods up your sleeve will show you how to select your designs. Use the next pages to audition a few of your favourite designs and in addition test new ones. bankruptcy four: Borders 29 30 Free-Motion Quilting Workbook Chapter four: Borders 31 It’s not really going to shock you to learn that i actually love quilting the unfavourable house of a duvet. I often attempt to problem myself to consider varied and engaging how one can use my favourite quilting designs. even if i locate huge parts of detrimental house enjoyable to cover, you could now not agree! 32 Free-Motion Quilting Workbook If you're on the brink of begin on a cover that has you stumped, listed here are a couple of the best way to get your artistic juices flowing! choose Quilting Designs That upload move whilst facing huge components of destructive house, use designs with circulation to aid create a dynamic and fascinating glance. Quilting designs which may upload flow are particularly effortless to determine. they could have longer shapes or a fluid glance. they could additionally contain designs that modify in dimension. for instance, Pebble quilting is mostly constant in dimension, which means that there isn’t loads of move. Pebbles are nice for including textures or “smashing” down the historical past. besides the fact that, they most likely shouldn’t be your first selection so that it will upload stream. however, have a look at a few elongated swirls. The elongated form, fluid layout, and sundry sizes can upload loads of circulate to giant components of damaging area. bankruptcy five: adverse house 33 Another instance of a quilting layout with loads of move is the layout lower than, which i love to name Ogee (a time period for a double-curved S shape). It has loads of stream as the wavy horizontal traces stream your eyes around the duvet, whereas the vertical strains create a gorgeous texture. 34 Free-Motion Quilting Workbook Use the Quilting to increase the Piecing into the adverse house one among my totally, all-time favourite how one can cover unfavorable area is to increase the piecing with the quilting. I usually examine a duvet best and picture the strains of the piecing extending out and intersecting one another. there are such a lot of assorted recommendations in the event you process the cover during this way!!! Let’s use this cover layout for an instance: while i'm utilizing this actual te chnique, i'm very carefu l to take advantage of thread th at blends into the cover most sensible. I don’t wish the quilting to over whelm th e cover best in an y method. in fact, that's simply what works for me. Do what you skinny okay seems top! The adverse house among the blocks is a brilliant position to test with extending the piecing. you could rather mess around with it and are available up with a number of assorted recommendations. this method not just permits the quilting to offer the duvet a extra cohesive glance; it additionally promises a complete variety of principles to aim.