A Backward Glance-A Style Shift

 

Welsh Leaf, Free Motion Quilting

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A BACKWARD GLANCE

Last week I wrote about Diane Gaudynski and how her work inspired me to begin machine quilting--read more HERE.

I learned precision feathers, stippling and grid work and copied her style to the extent that I could.

Then I saw a Welsh quilt in a magazine…

Free Motion Quilting Tutorial, The Welsh Leaf

WELSH QUILTING

The Welsh hand quilting tradition dates between 1850-1930.  Most of the quilters were widows of men who died in the coal mines.  They were amazingly creative, but perfection was not important.

Read more about Welsh Quilting HERE

and be sure to watch Jen Jones describe the history of the quilts HERE.

Her perspective on perfection and quilting is very interesting!
Free Motion Quilting Tutorial, The Welsh Leaf

SHIFTING STYLE and a NEW MOTTO

Once I allowed myself to let go of perfection in machine quilting, I began to have more fun.  The way I worked changed-less time marking and more time stitching.   I allowed myself to doodle on the fabric. Even if the motifs weren’t perfect–they were fun to look at (well, some were…)

Remember my motto:  If YOU have fun while you are quilting, that JOY will be reflected in your quilts!

Try The Welsh Leaf motif HERE

ON COPYING A STYLE

When you first delve into machine quilting, it is necessary to copy a style-that is how you learn.  As you quilt more, YOUR style will evolve. YOU will find a way to work that suits your personality, equipment, and work choices–embrace it!

What about YOU?  Have you noticed a shift in YOUR quilting style?

Have YOU changed how you work over the past five years?

Are there some styles of quilting you have eliminated or embraced?

We’d LOVE to hear!

The Happy Quilter,

Lori

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YOUR Favorite Motifs

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters!

Did YOU see the eclipse yesterday?

I noticed the unusual light for more than an hour, but was unable to see the eclipse….

YOUR FAVORITE TUESDAY TUTORIALS

When I look back through my blogging statistics, there are several tutorials that are YOUR favorites:  Dizzy Daisy, Beginner Loops and Woodgrain.
The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion Quilting

Beginners Loops, Free Motion QuiltingWoodgrain, Free Motion QuiltingAnd just like I don’t have a favorite child, I don’t have a favorite motif…

But I do have a few I use most frequently…Coming soon!

What about YOU?

What are YOUR three favorite motifs?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Happy Stitching,

Lori

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Quilting with Kids!

Quilting with KidsGood Morning, Quilters!

Sorry to have missed a Tuesday Tutorial this week–it’s been very busy around here!  We’ve been enjoying the beautiful Minnesota summer with family and friends and I’ve been working on a Sulky FREE webinar–(Mark your calendars — September 12th.  Sign up for the Sulky newsletter HERE to receive webinar notifications.)

Here’s a sneak preview of the project we will be making:
Quilting with Kids, Stick and StitchI LOVE TO STITCH

The webinar focuses on choosing the right thread for all your quilting needs while making a small wall hanging.

We will be using Sulky’s Stick ‘n Stitch to transfer the design onto fabric–and there will be PRIZES!!!

STICK ‘N STITCH

I love when I find a product that makes quilting easier–and Stick ‘n S makes pattern transfer as easy as pushing a button!

Simply print the pattern on to the dissoluble sheets–it runs through the printer with ease–then peel off the backing and stick it onto your quilt.

All you have to do is stitch over the lines!

Once all the stitching is complete, the sheet rinses away in minutes.

(Note–The sheet rinsed away in less than a minute, then it took a little coaxing to remove the ink from the printer. Soaking and a little rubbing did the trick!)

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FAMILY CREATIVE TIME

When we had a little break in the action, I asked the kids for a few drawings….

Owls and turtles and snakes–Oh my!

I plan to print the line drawings onto the Stick ‘n Stitch to recreate their projects into mini quilts or wall hangings for their bedrooms.

(BTW-The leftover S ‘n Stitch can be used to carve pumpkins!)

What about YOU?  Do YOU ever quilt with kids?

What are YOUR favorite projects?

We’d LOVE to hear!

#SummerQuilting

Lori

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