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Wowsers! A free-form Baptist Fan??? I do like the look! And that sure would be a lot easier to quilt, as you don't need to do all that backtracking! Thanks for the link.
there are two versions. One is pointy, the other more random. I couldn't find a free video of the random one, but here is the picture of the one I did as a practice. I was surprised how easy it was - I only got lost a couple of times on which way to go with the 1st (center) circle/arc. the teacher has a number of free videos. I like her voice & pace, though she does repeat a bit after a while. I've gotten a number of hints from her that have helped me - my fav is using a plexiglas sheet & dry erase marker to preview AND PRACTICE a design. For some reason I like it better than paper - maybe because it's so easy to erase and try again. I already had a sheet lying around, but now I want to go get a couple more.
I've used a plastic sheet & dry erase marker to preview & practice a design right on the quilt top also. I like this technique because it lets you see it in the proper scale. Many times, when I've printed out a copy of the quilt top, the design seems great on paper but when I get to the actual top, the scale is horribly wrong. :-(
Thank you for the link I will have to watch that. Baptist fan is one of my favorite designs and both of those look really nice.
I have been using the plastic and dry erase. I love that you can just put it over the quilt and see how it will look on your fabric.
I had been using a piece of clear vinyl but I like the plexiglass better to practice on. It feels more secure. Susan suggests you put tape all around the edges to prevent erasing off onto the fabric which is also a great tip. I would like more pieces tho so I could audition multiple patterns at once.
I did the above the day before I left Colorado. My plans for the applique tree of life quilt I worked on during lockdown.
I decided last night to pull out some UFOs. I had made these little houses from a MSQC video a few months ago but never put them together. I like them better now than originally but think I want to make the quilt big enough for a throw. Maybe some rounds of 9 patches and another of HST. Hmm, I might even add a round of applique leaves, I'm needing a new applique project....
He only does certain things but he is starting to venture out. He will now load and will baste the sides because he doesn’t like to wait for me to get home. We are working on ditching - he is not a fan. Dee, he will not touch the sewing machine. Not even a little. He mainly likes drawing the patterns in quilt CAD. I’m trying to get him to see the joy in binding, but no luck so far. Ah well. He is a master ripper so I’ll deal with binding. I’ll take that trade any day.
I have yet to finish a quilt since he started. Obviously I have less time. I will free motion some stuff and then leave for work. He then goes in and traces my work, draws it in quiltcad and then Finishes the quilt. I’m not sure how I feel about this lol