Here it is: the last day of the last month of the 2012 Free-Motion Quilt Challenge. I was so excited when I saw the bonus tutorial for the month used Kaleidoscope Kreator. I had bought this software and the feather add-on earlier in the Fall. I’d been having fun playing with it but hadn’t quite tackled the “how am I going to use this in a quilt?” stage of things.
And then there it was: the very tutorial I needed! SewCalGal encouraged those of us who had the program to create our own design, so, of course, I did. Here’s just a few of the designs I created (well, the software did).
I really love to move that shape around and see how you can create distinct colorings in various elements of the design.
I think that would look really pretty outlined in purple thread.
Anyway, I decided to go for a light background on the feather – figuring this was a first try and I didn’t want to put a lot of printer ink to a design that might be a fail. So, here the design is, printed onto fabric.
Here is is with the feather outlined in thread:
The fabric is a bit stiff as I think you can see. I decided to pebble the background.
And I love, love, love how that came out! I’m trying out some fabrics for borders so I’ll try and finish it up this coming week. But meanwhile? I am so ready to play some more with the software. (Though, I have to admit, coming into the homestretch on those pebbles, I thought my eyes were going to cross!)