Sunday, December 28, 2008

Echoing & Free-Form Feather

Here in this pic you can see that echoing proved to be a simple yet very elegant way to fill in the blue background around the kitty. Because there's no quilting in the cat or flowers, they stand out. For a while I had been at a loss trying to figure out what to do in the background. It was challenging to think of a design that wouldn't take over and that would work in the large and narrow areas around the flowers and cat. Echoing was the perfect solution, and I enjoyed doing it for the first time.
One of the paisley shapes I like to throw in with my F. Feather design.

I love doing Free-form feather. I have done it so often I could probably do a decent job with my eyes closed, and I still haven't gotten sick of it. It is lots of fun to stitch.

1 comment:

Sylvia Goode Basham said...

Bethany....these are soooo beautiful! I've never been into making quilts, tho I love them. Maybe when I'm old....oh, wait, I already am....well, maybe someday...