|Backside Detail 2|
|Free Motion Exercise|
|Backside Detail 1|
This mini quilt is an exercise in free motion quilting introduced by Linda Natale, a member of the Art Quilt group. A print is chosen by motifs (large is better), selectively cut to exclude some of it's elements, boarded by a contrasting fabric, and then boarded again with a white or beige fabric. Add batting and backing to make a quilt sandwich.
The objective is to quilt, using free motion, the printed patterns echoing out into the boarders. With this exercise, I tended to do more thread painting than free motion quilting. The backside of the quilt is great for showing how the stitches are forming. Great way to practice ... little piece, small investment in time and materials. It is one way to get over the need to free motion perfectly and just practice.