Here we have Alex Anderson begging Frieda to help me out too. What are they asking? They ask that I give away another free 6 month membership to The Quilt Show. So here’s your chance. Leave a comment on why you’d like a free membership and you may be the lucky winner! Please do it fast. I’m feeling a lot of pressure.
Some parts of me are aging faster than others. For instance my ears no longer hear the phrase “What’s that thing?”. Instead I hear “Where’s that ring?”.
So maybe Catherine Redford will excuse me for calling her Catherine Redman the other day when I talked about the party for the Chicago School of Fusing. (Or as I like to hear, Chicago’s Cool and Oozing.)
This is the type of embroidery Catherine does. Isn’t it gorgeous! Please visit Catherine’s web site to see her available classes and other embroideries like this stitched chameleon. And soon you’ll find her on Quilting Arts TV. Look for Catherine in the 1300 series.
Once in a while I drag out the old IPad and draw something in an app called ArtStudio. It’s a great way to design a quilt and is less expensive than paper and pencil. (OK, I’m delusional.)
Here’s a quilt designed on the IPad that is now available as a pattern on Craftsy. Quiet Morning reminds me of those early hours in the countryside when the earth is waking up fresh and new.
Want to design your own quilts on the IPad? Here’s how to create a pattern using your iPad, a drawing app, and a computer:
Open your drawing app and sketch your design on the screen (the image here is with the ArtStudio app). I recommend drawing with a stylus but, like finger painting, a fingertip will do.
- Don’t like something? Just use the back button, erase the line, or discard the whole sketch like a piece of paper (without the waste) and start over.
- Remember to draw enclosed shapes. These shapes become fabric shapes later.
- Save the image and email it to yourself.
- Open the emailed image in photo editing software on your computer and save it as a jpeg.
- Print the image out using your computer and printer. Or take the jpeg to your local copy shop and have them enlarge and print it for you. Or project the jpeg image on white paper using a digital projector (enlarging it to the size you want) and trace the lines to create your master pattern.