Friday, June 20, 2014

Grid Based Design Week 3


The past 2 weeks, I've been using a 2 inch square grid. This week, I graduated to 1 inch squares! It's basically the same idea, just on a smaller scale. The technique is the same but you do have to be more careful.

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I drew out the grid using rulers. This week, I decided to sew the grid lines before I started filling in the squares. I really liked sewing the grid first. It gave me a travel line in between squares if I needed it for travelling. I felt I could see the grid more clearly also. Once I had the lines done, I filled in every other block with a loopy design. It wasn't too hard but it did take longer than the 2 inch squares. There were just more squares to fill in.

I liked experimenting with this grid. There are so many ways to use grids for quilting. I'll be linking up over at Amy's Free Motion Quilting Adventures. She has some great videos and pictures of grid based designs. Hope you take a peek!

4 comments:

  1. It makes perfect sense to quilt the grid lines first, and then use them for travelling if needed. Looks like a great texture technique you can now add to your bag of tricks.

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    1. This one worked out pretty nicely. I like learning new patterns to add to my little bag of tricks! The more, the merrier!

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  2. Thanks for linking up! I'm glad to see you following along, trying something new. Thanks for sharing. I love the checkerboard effect.

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I'm enjoying trying out your free motion designs.

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