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I just added dates to the patterns under "Links to my patterns" so you will know where to find the tutorials that go with them. Please find the tutorials under the year, month and day listed next to the pattern listed. Thanks and enjoy! If you have any questions please feel free to write me at the address in my profile.

Remember these are my own patterns that I drew the patterns for and wrote the tutorials for. I offer these patterns for free for you to make for yourself, as gifts, or even to sell BUT please do NOT claim my patterns as your own or put them on your website. You may put a link to my site on your website. Please be respectful. You would want the same respect for your patterns. Thank you. God bless.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Third in a little series for line drawing: Resources

 I have had pictures for this third in the series but needed time to work on this thread.


I wanted to talk just a little about resources for quilt designs, which can be found in some unusual place such as toilet paper!!  I don't remember the brand name but I am sure you can find it at your store!  This has a really pretty rose design that can easily be  imitated on a quilt.  It would be pretty on a whole square but also used in the border, which is where I had placed this design.

 First I took scrap paper and practiced drawing until I the design close to what I wanted.  Sometimes it helps to first start with a circle in the place of the flower such as I had on the right in this picture.   And then work with making scallops for petals and a spiral for the center.  The drawing on the left I drew with out the circle.



I also practiced making buds.

 Using a water-soluble pen I drew out my design.  Chalk works well too.  I have a chalk pencil that I like to use.  When you make a mistake with a water-soluble pen you mist it with water and it will disappear.  But you have to wait until it dries before you can draw in that spot.  With the chalk you simple brush it away with your hand and start again.


This picture shows chalking drawing and  some stitching.  The chalk doesn't show up quite as well as the pen.  The pen is blue and therefore depends on the color of the fabric.  Speaking of color, there are different colors of chalk but not of the water-soluble pen.
Sewn out drawing.  Line drawings allow you to move from one spot to the other, stopping only to change hand positions.  They are fun and easy.    You can get ideas from nature:  See different flowers, even weeds, trees and simple down the drawings to allow movement of the pattern.  Several patterns can be combined as well.


I believe the success in drawing and sewing out line drawings is in the practice of the picture before transferring it to your fabric.  Make sure you are satisfied with what you have drawn out on paper.

Transferring then can be done by first darkening the lines on your paper with a magic marker.  When it is dry place fabric over the drawing and trace with w-s marker or chalk.  You can also tape the paper to a window or light box.

I hope you try some line drawings.  If you do send me a picture!  I would love to post.  I will be showing more pictures soon of other line drawings.

2 comments:

  1. Never tried FMQ yet, but yours is an excellent idea. Whenever I start, I'll remember your tips. Thanks!

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  2. It is fun and you can use your imagination and quilt whatever you like!

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Dates Added

I just added dates to the patterns under "Links to my patterns" so you will know where to find the tutorials that go with them. Please find the tutorials under the year, month and day listed next to the pattern listed. Thanks and enjoy! If you have any questions please feel free to write me at the address in my profile.

Remember these are my own patterns that I drew the patterns for and wrote the tutorials for. I offer these patterns for free for you to make for yourself, as gifts, or even to sell BUT please do NOT claim my patterns as your own or put them on your website. You may put a link to my site on your website. Please be respectful. You would want the same respect for your patterns. Thank you. God bless.

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