This month our teacher is Teri Lucas. She does some gorgeous free motion work and gives us some insight into how she does this..including how she holds the quilt. Rather than hands placed on top to move the quilt, she prefers to grab hold of the quilt and move it around that way. Interesting and I will give this a go next time I have a larger quilt surface. Hard to grab hold of an 11" square! LOL I drew out with pen and paper several blocks with various shapes and swirls and decided upon this layout.
I'm still trying to get the hang of even echo quilting. Also having trouble with filler shapes such as what you see below the feathers on the left and in the right lower corner. I keep getting lost and then lose my 'shape' rhythm. Sigh...I'll never be a pro at this, but I'm better than I used to be!!! I'm much better at tracing than I used to be, so this might be the way for me to go once I begin using these techniques on a more regular basis. I'll have lots of quilt tops to practice on next year! LOL
Keep on Stitchin'!