Tuesday, December 30, 2008
More machine quilting practice
Here are a few more samples I have ready for January's workshop. While trying to decide what stitches to show I thought how nice it would be to include some "McTavishing", not really being sure of just how to do it, I began looking at that pattern and realized that it was kind of a combination of 2 stitches I had used in Earthbound to depict the sky and wind. One consists of curling lines , while the other is just stitching away from a point and then moving along the outside edge to a new point and then stitching back in a waving motion changing direction every so many rows.
In this sample you can see that I have used these stitches separately on each of the outer rows and combined the two together in the centre, I does indeed resemble McTavishing.
Next I lightly penciled in some simple shapes and just did some simple outlining and small stippling. Lots of possibilities here.
I did a sample of regular meandering (Don't really need a photo of that do you?) and this fun wavy circular one.
I should volunteer to do workshops more often because in doing the prep work I am learning a great deal.