Memorial Day quilting
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.
Lynne in Hawaii
6/1/2016 04:06:22 pm
I can't believe you are doing the spirograph shapes with rulers. They are amazing. It will be fun to see the whole thing once you have finished.
6/2/2016 10:59:49 am
6/2/2016 07:21:47 pm
With ruler??? Wow! Pretty cool looking.
I like the fun spirograph patterning. Find myself intrigued by the use of Crayola Washable markers - how do you wash them out? Curious mind wants to know. Next thing for said curious mind (some would say quite lost mind) is to see if they come in fine line similar in width to a gel pen. Constantly searching for a marking pen for crazy quilting that will give fine lines, be removeable, and not rear their ugly little heads after a period of time has passed.
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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.