I hate to be negative, however sometimes it’s unavoidable.
Today we are doodling Negative Spaces!
For this exercise, begin small. Draw several small squares. The squares shown here are 2 inches. Use a pencil to lightly draw a simple shape. (See the Free Motion Quilt Tutorials HERE for some ideas.)
Then carefully fill in the space around it. You can use straight lines or Pebbles or anything YOU like-be creative!
This is just like quilting…Imagine the center motif is an appliqué–See how it POPs when you quilt around it?
For Quilting-when you want a shape to POP on your quilt, quilt around it not on it!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Better yet, post your photos to The Inbox Jaunt Quilting Group on FLICKR. If you haven’t visited Flickr in a while, you’re in for a real treat- there are lots of photos there—and we want to see YOUR QUILTS too!
#BQTD (Better Quilting through Doodling!)
Tomorrow: BIG NEWS!
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