Wednesday 29 July 2020

Lana Lemur Quilt Continued

Well, it's been a while again. After a somewhat rocky start on the quilt, I am now on my way
This is going to be much harder than I imagined. I am following Claudia Pfeil's demonstration in one of the classes that was shown on The Quilt Show. This class is available as a DVD called 'Claudia's (P)Fillers. In the class, Claudia is demonstrating how to create fillers effortlessly using her longarm machine, going from one to the other using pebbles, lines and other geometric fillers.

It looked so easy! When I finally started it, it was not quite that easy and I am breaking thread much more than I should, however I need time to think and just 'going for it' did not work that well for me. Claudia uses the Greek key pattern as one of her fillers. While I can do this, I had problems as soon as that shape hit another shape...just could not think that through and started to make very odd and ugly lines. In the end, I decided to use the echoed spiral filler. I can do this in my sleep and am more used to it hitting other shapes with that. So far, so good!

I think I will add another filler to the mix to loosen the whole thing up a bit otherwise I am going to get super bored with this and I also think this is going to get too dense. I was thinking that I will include areas of just meandering boxes which should be in nice contrast to the swirls and frilly work.

This is going to be interesting. I am not good at doing improvisational work and my lack of planning is giving me some kind of anxiety. Also including some ruler work in the circles which has been fun so far. Great learning for me! 

Really curious whether this will work out. If it does not I will have to make another Lemur quilt! Just too cute.


1 comment:

  1. Whatever difficulties you're having definitely can't be seen by my eyes. I think this piece looks amazing, Karin -- and I totally get what you mean about being able to quilt designs A, B and C, but having trouble switching your brain from one design to the next when you're trying to combine them!


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