Friday, August 31, 2012
Free Motion Challenge - Wendy Sheppard
This month's Free Motion expert is Wendy Sheppard.
I have been following Wendy's blog - Ivory Spring
for quite awhile. Her quilting and quilts are wonderful!
Wendy's lesson for this month (August) is "Jester's Hat" ....
I found this motif is very difficult for me. Maybe I don't
use the left side of my brain enough - don't know...(-:
Drawn on paper first....haha still kept getting lost.
On my first try - I started at the bottom and just repeated
the pattern on top of one another before I spread out -
just to get the hang of it. Well, I got so frustrated - I
just started doing scribbles! Let it go - come back tomorrow!
Next day: A little bit better....
I would start to get the rhythm but then I would get lost again.
Do I go up - down - or turn around.
I have three other practice samples but I won't bore you (-:
So, Wendy made a suggestion of making the motif larger
and then imagining sections -
did that and it was much better. (I think)
I didn't even try the more "cultured" hat motif as I wanted to
master the original first.
My plan is to still work on this motif and master it.
Thank you Wendy!