Sunday, April 29, 2012

Free Motion Challenge - April

I decided that Don's transfer technique was a great opportunity to try out thread sketching.  Since I am not that great at drawing -- I am usually lucky if I can get one picture looking OK, let alone duplicating it over and over again for a quilting motif -- so this was a good idea.  I drew a picture inspired by my Helen Stevens embroidery book (in case anyone was wondering).

The drawings came out alright, so I proceeded.

I made my tulle transfer piece, then used a marking utensil to put the images on my placemat.  Here is the finished product:
picture taken inside, you can really see the filler motif

Pic taken outside, so the thread sketching shows more

the other side of the placemat.

I really enjoyed learning this transfer method.   It is very versatile!  I'm not sure that I would have the courage to try a design like the one above if I had to rely on my hands to duplicate the design multiple times - whether with a marking tool alone or by winging it on the machine.

I love it!

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