This month we were shown Don Linn's method of transferring quilt designs to fabric that I found unique and helpful. At first I thought it seemed like alot of work, but when I utilized the method I found that it is easy. I like it very much. You can get the how-to here: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-2012-fmq-challenge-tutorial-by.html
We used tulle and a permanent marker to copy the design and then transfer it to the fabric.
The nice thing is that the tulle can be saved and used again.Now, when I did the sewing on this beautiful design, things didn't go as nicely.
I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever get good at this. One of the problems I have is that when I'm sewing forward or towards me I can see and follow the lines easily, but when I sew away from me or sideways, I can't seem to follow the lines.
I won a fat quarter bundle during SewCalGal's Golden Quilter Awards event. http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/ It is the first bundle I've ever had and boy, do I love it. It's a Darlene Zimmerman's Sweet Pickins bundle from Robert Kaufman fabrics. It's very much 1930's type fabric. Jackie of Canton Village Quilt Works donated the bundle. http://www.cvquiltworks.com Thank you to Jackie and to SewCalGal.
I have more quilts from MQX East to show. I was so happy to see this booth. I have the fabric to make a QOV for a family member and I hope to get it done soon. I have SewCalGal to thank for introducing me to this organization because of her event last year.
God Bless You.