Saturday, September 26, 2015

Blog Quilt #1 is a Finished Top!

I suppose this quilt deserves a better name than Blog Quilt #1, but that's what I am calling it for now. The top is finally done and I am excited to start playing with the quilting!

My current thoughts about the quilting are to have some fun in the very center with a possibility of colored thread.  I haven't started doodling yet and you never know where that will take you.  It will be interesting to see how my thoughts change as the quilting designs progress.  I've also decided that there will be no feathers on this quilt.  It seems a little too modern even though I love feathers.  I also want to play with negative space and shape and perhaps straight lines.  I tend to avoid straight lines because when you are doing them 1/4 inch apart and you get off it's easy to see.  This is the show quilter in me talking.  However, it's a current trend and I love what people are doing with them so I really do want to play with straight lines.

I recently took a my first and a great class on Craftsy by Amy Johnson called Machine Quilting with Rulers on a Home Machine.  It's great and I highly recommend it.  I am currently debating whether or not to buy a ruler foot and try it.  The question in my mind is whether it will help with straight lines or if I'm better off using my built in walking foot.  This is something I need to think about more and perhaps try playing with.

Now it's time to take a picture, alter it to 50% opacity in photo shop and start doodling!


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