I have been branching out in my free motion quilting, trying to get away from stippling or meandering so much. There are so many ideas and the choices are limitless!
I purchased this book for inspiration and ideas. It has many beautiful designs in it. When I choose the design I wanted I then photo copied it on paper. I also traced it on finer, tracing paper to use on the quilt piece itself.
The piece on regular paper was to practice on with no thread in the machine so I could get the continuous line practice and motion to be familiar with it before I actually did it on the piece. The tracing paper was to actually pin down on the area where I wanted the design. The book suggested you put the design on the quilt before you put the pieces together but I had already sandwiched my piece, a table topper.
If I was going to do many of these on a quilt I would have made a stencil and then transfer it to your quilt. I was only doing one block so I chose to just quilt on the tracing paper.
I then gently and slowly peeled the paper off and, with the aid of sewing tweezers removed the rest of the paper. It wasn’t difficult and only a few small pieces remained to really tweeze out.
I liked how it turned out.
I used little curly designs in the small blocks and meandered around the rest. 😀