Good Morning, Quilters!
Have you gotten a few steps in this morning?
Or…do you have a plan for later today? Give yourself a deadline for getting your step goal–try to make it early in the day so you will feel relaxed when you make it to your sewing room.
In my first Craftsy Class, Divide and Conquer: Creative Machine Quilting, I discussed “Compositional Styles”–six ways to divide a quilt or a quilt block to create a balanced composition and then add the motifs to fill in the divided space.
The Sailboat Sampler -Mystery Quilt-a-Long that we have been stitching is an example of a Horizontal Composition. The block or quilt is divided into horizontal rows and then quilted. The rows do not have to be evenly spaced-in fact it’s more interesting if they are not.
FIRST CLASS QUILT
This quilt was designed for a favorite teacher and will be given as a gift.
It is also a Horizontal Composition.
First I choose the motifs:
Then I divided the quilt into rows to accommodate the motifs. Next, I added a few small rows for Spirals.
After quilting the rows, I decided to fill in the background with what I think of as “hyper quilting”….it’s not a real term, just a lot of echo stitching and filling in between the motifs with a thread that blends into the background.
What about YOU? Are YOU a teacher? Do YOU have a favorite teacher?
Do you think you could tackle a Horizontal Composition with YOUR favorite motifs? (50% at Craftsy HERE)
Summer is just around the corner…these are the hardest days for teachers…
Happy Horizontal Stitching,
PS….Have YOU taken either of my Craftsy classes? If so, PLEASE consider writing a review–it really can make a difference…
If you haven’t…well, it’s time to treat yourself!
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