Today’s Topic: Halloween Quilting
Welcome to Week Nineteen of The Better Machine Quilt-a-long based on my book 25 Days to Better Machine Quilting.
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Good Morning, Quilters!
We are taking a short diversion from our 25 week QAL for a little Halloween trick or treating!
I LOVE Halloween! and I love Halloween quilts!
The tutorial includes a short video–but don’t worry it’s not scary –no vampires, werewolfs or slashers!
The other Halloween motifs are found in my book, MORE Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3.
The Mini Quilts
I started with two practice pieces from the BERNINA tutorial….
I made two variations: One with orange background quilting and one without:
Which do YOU like better? With background fill or without?
And there was one small piece left for a postcard!
Of course, every good quilting design starts with a good doodle!
Practice the motifs, then doodle a few compositions.
I had fun doodling on some old documents. If you are tired of lined notebook paper, look for old ledgers or documents. I found a few on ebay and at a local vintage store.
Old paper adds character to doodles-while providing straight lines and blocks.
Halloween is a perfect time to practice the hand-drawn technique of free motion quilting. Don’t strive for perfection, shoot for character!
Shoot for the moon…
Who knows? You might snare a bat or a ghost…
Remember, if you have fun quilting and doodling, your quilts will be fun!
May you have bats in your quilts,
and NOT in your belfry!
Your Batty Quilter,
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