Free Motion Friday - Judy's Off Course Quilt
Judy, who you might remember from this quilt, sent me a 2nd quilt to play with this week: (remember, you can send me your quilt to play with by emailing kathleen(at)kathleenquilts.com
The name of this quilt is Off Course. The original thought was to go dark to light with the negative space. I let someone talk me out of that. . . REALLY wish I had not done that. Anyway, off course flying geese - they are all wonky and flying through turbulence. . . so I thought swirls and lines in the negative space simulating wind (spirals with long tails, lots of echoing) with random wonky geese thrown in. As for the actual flying geese. . . .I'm coming up pretty much empty. I'm thinking partly because the wonky is throwing me off course ;) hehe
So here we go...
I started by continuing the wonky flying geese out in the lighter gray sections. Wonky flying geese are one of my new favourite things to quilt. I can just eyeball the geese with my ruler to get straight lines -- they are wonky, so no need for marking or anything like that. Because I like things fast and simple.
Next I echoed inside of the lighter portion, just on the outside to separate this space.
Next up I echoed around my quilted wonky geese.
Next I did some dot to dot quilting in the geese, going from one corner of my goose, to just a little down from the point, back to the opposite corner, and then again. Again with these I would do no marking to keep the feeling of wonkyness. I also did these same dot to dot lines in my pieced geese.
Next up I filled in the background around my pieced and quilted geese. Judy said swirls with long tails, so that's what I started drawing... I would probably do them in a very small scale to make sure my geese popped. I would use the same background fill in the dark background around my pieced geese to try to de-emphasise the line between them .
And then lastly I would do this wave fill in the medium gray spaces, to again look like waves or wind. I used this fill on this quilt, and love it.
And so that's Judy's quilt! You can see her blog HERE. A big thanks to Judy for sending her quilt! It's a lot more fun for me when I get someone else's quilt to play with! Remember, you can send your quilt for me to play with as a part of Free Motion Friday to kathleen (at) kathleenquilts.com