For Memorial Day I decided that my activity would be quilting and I set a goal of finishing the quilting on this quilt. This will be a Quilt of Valor and I decided to use it to practice 2 things.
First I wanted to practice on a mandala and see how I might define the spaces when I know that they aren't PERFECTLY symmetrical. It wasn't nearly as tricky as I thought. You can easily fool the eye into thinking something is symmetrical.
Second I wanted to practice the Spirograph shapes. I know that computerized quilting systems can do these easily but I'm using rulers. I want to do this all over another quilt so I had to make sure I enjoyed doing it. Well, you know me, I totally grooved on these!
All of the marking is Crayola Washable Markers and I'll wash those out after I bind the quilt.
I did ribbon stripes for the background. Later I'll post a tutorial for how I did this. It was really fast and easy.
After I get it bound and washed I'll have more photos.....it looks really cool from the back too.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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