To keep my free motion quilting skills tuned up,
I practice designs in a sketch book:
Many Sketch Books...
I keep sketch books in the pick up...
Sketch Books by the computer...
Sketch Books in my tote bag...
I draw out designs in waiting rooms...
Whenever I see something that I think might work
for a quilting motif, I draw it out while I am inspired.
Drawing out quilting designs with pen and paper
helps your muscle memory...
Then, when you sit down at your machine,
the design just flows out of your hands and onto the quilt surface.
The more you draw the better your quilting skills
This is a design I have been practicing for the last
couple of weeks:
This is the quilting motif I will be using on the
When a Sketch Book is filled up,
I store it in the drawer next to my Sweet Sixteen machine.
When I have a quilt under the needle and need a design idea,
I just thumb through the Sketch Books.
We woke up to more snow today:
This is the view out the front door...
It has been snowing for 18 hours non-stop.
The yearling cattle would rather have sunshine and tall grass.
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CLICK HERE to view: Bed Frames in the Garden
CLICK HERE to view: Quilting on the Nature Walk Quilt
CLICK HERE to view: Surface Design Techniques
May Your Bobbin Always Be Full of Quilting Designs,