Good Morning, Quilters!
We have lots of FREE quilting today!
CRAFTSY ALL YOU CAN VIEW DAY
Today is Craftsy’s FREE All-You-Can-View Day! Members can watch as many videos as they want–all day–for FREE! Sign Up HERE and get access to Craftsy’s entire 1200 course catalog--ends tonight at 12:00PST.
Be sure to check out my machine quilting classes:
Divide and Conquer: Creative Machine Quilting
Creative Free Motion Techniques: From Doodle to Design
“I LOVE HOME” BLOCK OF THE MONTH GIVEAWAY
Win! Win! Win! a fat quarter bundle of this gorgeous fabric by Sarah J. Maxwell!
It is time for our September “I Love Home” Block of the Month giveaway–and time to start quilting Block 2.
BLOCK TWO PATTERN
Pop over to Jacquelynne Steve’s Art of Home to download the pattern.
For my quilt, I changed the color way so I can add the house pattern in free motion quilting.
TIME TO DOODLE
The best time to begin planning the machine quilting is while you are piecing the blocks. I like to draw the shapes to be quilted onto a note pad and doodle quilt ideas while I’m watching TV.
It’s a great way to try out ideas before stitching.
I recommend you draw the basic house and then look at different motifs to decorate. (HINT: There are a wide variety of motifs available in Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3: Easy Loops, Scallops, Hearts, Tulips, Dizzy Daisy, The Basic House, Trees…. Get a signed copy (along with a little surprise) from my Etsy shop HERESLEEP ON IT
It is best to doodle on several different days. The first design is rarely the best design and by working over several sessions, you allow your subconscious to work on it as well!
WIN! WIN! WIN!
To win the fabric bundle,please leave a comment. Tell me…Do YOU doodle before you machine quilt? Has YOUR subconscious ever solved a problem or helped you with a design? Do you do your own quilting? Or just say “Hi!”
(To leave a comment, click on this comment symbol next to the blog post title…It looks like this: (it may have a different number)
MORE CHANCES TO WIN
See more about Block Two and earn more chances to win by visiting these fabulous quilters:
That is a lot of quilting to keep you busy!
Speaking of busy…I’m off to Madison, Wisconsin for The Quilt Expo! Please join me for a little machine quilting. I will be demo-ing (is that a word?) a variety of machine quilting motifs each day at 11:30. Hope to see YOU there!
The Happy Home-Doodler,
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