Envision, Explore, Evolve

  

I have decided to follow Leah Day’s free-motion quilting project.  Although she has provided a pattern to use, I have designed two patterns of my own.  This first pattern I painted on fabric using Jacquard fabric paint, Ink Intense pencils and  Tsukneo all purpose inks on white fabric.  
For quilt two I used the same pattern.  I pieced  blue and green batiks for the background and fused brown batiks for the trees.  I am in the process of drawing the above picture on it in white thread. 

Here you can see the top of it as it sticks out from my machine.

The third quilt is a different design, but similar to Leah’s free pattern.  It will be drawn with thread on black fabric.  I did practice writing words, as in her lesson.  Will post when I do them on the quilts.  I’ve free-motion quilted words before, but never thought about going over them several times.  I like this look much better and plan to use it in future quilts.  Thanks Leah for this lesson, just wish I’d knew this for my women of the bible quilt.
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