March 29, 2012

Freehanding

Sometimes I just want to let loose and quilt whatever I want. No particular designs, no pantographs and no template boards. Just start up in one corner and take off with some designs I feel comfortable doing.

Leaves, hearts, small twirly-whirlies. Some feathers, some flowers with feather petals.
Here is one of the Martha Quilts---Freehanded.
It's fun to do this type of free handing. If you need some more structure than going it on your own, there is a good book by Diana Phillips of Cozy Creations. "Friendly Freehanding". Backgrounds and Overalls Volume 1. Floral Medley on page 6 provided some inspiration for this.

4 comments:

Susan said...

*GASP* That is gorgeous! Not sure I'm brave enough to try it, but it sure is pretty!

Pirate said...

gosh, that's gorgeous!

I wish I had the self-confidence to try it. :-)

Purple Pam said...

Really nice quilting. Good job. I like the way your swirls all go different directions.

Sue Daurio said...

just gorgeous, wish I could freehand like that.