|The color looks gray instead of blue, but the quilting shows up well in this photo.|
I'm excited with the quilting on Morgan's quilt. It adds such a nice texture and adds a nice feminine touch to the straight lines and squares. As promised, I've gathered a few of the practice sketches to share with you also. If you're looking for a good free motion teacher, I feel I've learned so much from Myrna Ficken's DVD's called Just Do It 1 & 2. You can visit her video classes at this link.
|These colors are more accurate on the backing. It's pieced with a band of orange,etc, but mostly dark blue.|
Here are 3 of the doodling pages I played with before I started with thread. There is another one somewhere of different leaves because I was struggling with what I'd do to the inside of the leaves - veins, feathers, inner repeat of the leaf, etc.... I started with a swirl, then backed out of it, drew the leaf and finally, made the petals. Smaller swirls and sweeping shapes filled in the gaps.
|Veins inside the leaves.|
|Leaf shape repeated inside. This was my final choice.|
|Feathers inside the leaves.|
Enjoy your day!