Friday, June 22, 2007
This worked pretty well. My quilt is very forest-y themed. The space above the border is mushrooms and grasses, then a vine, then ???? I tend not to know what I'm doing to do until I'm doing it (no comments please - after all, we are artists of sorts and are allowed free style!).
I drew 2 different deer, and the best part about these plastic templates is that you can turn them over and get 2 images for the price of one! I purchased a new kind of inexpensive chalk pencil that holds up pretty well. The chalk is hard and sharp, and stays on the fabric well while I'm quilting. My first efforts are quite acceptable. The deer are from a book of continuous line patterns.
For those of you who are afraid to try these continuous line patterns, you know, you don't have to be exact - after all, it's a representation, not an exact duplicate. Unless you are shooting for First Place, absolutely NO ONE is going to follow your stitching, stitch by stitch, and call the quilt police to authenticate your stitches. DONE is good and I'm getting close to DONE.