Design It, Quilt It: Free-Form Techniques »
InstructionsThis is my second project for this class. This time I used wool batting and a chalk marker. I definitely recommend the wool batting! My first project I used cotton batting, which flattened out when I tried to wash out the clay-pencil marks (which never did completely come out).
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Classic, Romantic
silk dupionni for top, wool batting, Kimono silk and King Tut variegated cotton thread to quilt
What was your inspiration?
I used an old stencil for the feather, then drew the diamond-shaped lozenge behind it, which needed filling so I echoed the shape within. For the background, I tried Cindy's "pearls and swirls," which is very pretty, I think. The geometric angularity of the diamonds contrasts nicely with the soft curves of the other two designs.
What are you most proud of?
The whole-cloth thing really worked with the wool batting, I didn't lose the pouf. I'm also very pleased with the swirls-and-pearls background, it was a challenge and something I'd never done before.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Try wool batting and be careful with your marker choice.