Join Jan as she explains Negative Space and guides us through a lesson for machine quilting in that Negative Space.
The April Guild meeting will have a Presentation about Negative Space and an Exercise to explore how to quilt the Negative Spaces on your quilt. We will look at designing a layout using Negative Space and then create a quilting plan for that Negative Space. This is a fairly small exercise and could probably be completed in 1 ½ hours. If time is an issue you could start during Guild and complete it at home.
If you want to participate in this exercise, please bring the following.
- One 20” square quilt sandwich in either white or very light solid (top, batting, backing – could be same colour as top piece)
- One 6” (cut size 6 ½”) square simple pieced block (eg.: star, 9-patch, 4-patch, churn dash, any of the modern blocks at MQG reduced to 6”, etc.) – any colours or fabric choices that make you happy.
- Thread in the same colour as your 20” square top.
- Threads in the same colours as your pieced block (optional because you could use the same colour throughout).
- Erasable marking pens – 2 colours would be best so either 2 gel pens in different colours or a set of one water soluble (blue) and one disappearing (purple). I recommend NOT using a gel pen together with a water soluble pen.
- Pencils – maybe 2 or 3 colours.
- Regular pen – just for use on paper.
- Ruler – either 12” or 24”.
- Sewing machine with free-motion (FM) foot and walking foot (WF).
- Pins to secure your quilt sandwich – only need between 4 & 8 pins.
- Small cutting mat – minimal use so could easily be shared with others at your table – and a rotary cutter.
- Small quilt sandwiches – about 8” – 10” for practice.
During the Presentation you don’t have to take any notes. You will get another Handout by email next week – probably Thursday – to print and bring. It will be your notes and exercise instructions.