By Angela Walters
The grasp of free-motion quilting, Angela Walters, teaches you every thing you must understand in her most up-to-date booklet, Free-Motion Quilting Workbook. Unlike a standard how-to guide, this interactive workbook gets your inventive juices flowing as you doodle designs of whole quilts, person blocks, borders, or even damaging area. The pages have lots of line-art shapes and encouraging pictures to assist get you all started. There's additionally an advantage portion of graph paper to devise your individual cover designs. So, cross forward, begin sketching!
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Let’s use this quilt design for an example: When I am using this particular te chnique, I am very carefu l to use thread th at blends into the quilt top. I don’t want the quilting to over whelm th e quilt top in an y way. Of course, that is just what works for me. Do what you thin k looks best! The negative space between the blocks is a great place to experiment with extending the piecing. You can really play around with it and come up with several different options. This technique not only allows the quilting to give the quilt a more cohesive look; it also gives you a whole range of ideas to try.
Practice how many different ways you can quilt a swirl design. Or try tweaking your circles and seeing what you can come up with. Are straight lines more your taste? Try mixing up the directions. No matter how often you try switching up your favorite designs, the results are sure to be fun. Chapter 5: Negative Space 37 Ready to Sketch? With so many different options available, negative space can be fun to quilt. But whatever you do, don’t be limited to the suggestions that I have shown you here.
34 Free-Motion Quilting Workbook Use the Quilting to Extend the Piecing into the Negative Space One of my absolutely, all-time favorite ways to quilt negative space is to extend the piecing with the quilting. I often look at a quilt top and imagine the lines of the piecing extending out and intersecting each other. There are so many different options when you approach the quilt in this way!!! Let’s use this quilt design for an example: When I am using this particular te chnique, I am very carefu l to use thread th at blends into the quilt top.