Remember when we all used to speak on our telephones and doodle on a pad of paper? We were tethered to the wall by the curly phone cord. Some of my best spontaneous designs were created this way. Mobile phones have changed all that, however I have discovered that ‘doodling’ lives on!
My latest book purchase is by Suzanne McNeill CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher).
Using Suzanne’s book as inspiration, I wanted to experiment with her technique AND practice my free motion quilting. I traced a wine bottle onto some cotton; layered wadding and backing for my quilt ‘sandwich’, and began to stitch.
I used Aurifil Cotton Mako 28wt in my machine. I used a size 90 Jeans needle and Aurifil Cotton Mako 40wt in the bobbin. I love this Aurifil shade of red, it is almost the exact colour of wine in a bottle.
I outlined the bottle.
I divided the bottle into sections.
Each section is treated to a different free motion quilt design.
I even revisited Lori Kennedy’s free motion quilting tutorial.
I am pleased with the results. AND I can still chat on my mobile phone…hands free (to quilt) of course.
I love my book, and you can find more of Suzanne’s books here: Suzanne McNeill CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher).