I started a new quilt two weeks ago, motivated by the Modern Quilt Guild monochromatic challenge... and I thought I'd share my progress. With Illustrator I laid out a design and made a template for the circles. Here is my design plans and figures:
My first thought was to go with red, but at the last minute I decided on yellow. Yellow is so bright and cheery so I thought it would help with the grey rainy days. These are my pieces:
I'm incorporating some circles in this quilt, so I've been practicing sewing on a curve... and honestly, I'm not sure I would make good circles even with tons of practice. Can't help but end up with a little puckering.
With my new quilting venture, I've been finding I have A LOT to learn about quilting! I'm taking my time and researching techniques online and now armed with a new darning foot, and some spray basting and a head full of new information ~ I basted and started free motion quilting this quilt today!
Unfortunately, the battery in my camera putzed out and so I don't have a picture of the quilting yet... but soon! YAY... I'm doing it!