It's time to chat QUILTING Designs for our Easy Peasy Summer Breezy Quilt!
Did you get my setting pattern? CLICK HERE
Did you finish your blocks? Have the top ready?
Now what? What to quilt?
Let me tell you about a little secret weapon .. read on my friend!
I draw options before I start. And I've always done this in a graphics program that maybe you don't have (well I'm sure most of you don't have the ancient one I use.. wink!)
But I experimented with Pic Monkey and it's FABULOUS!!! That is the home page of Pic Monkey
PicMonkey has a ton of cool options.. but the one I am sharing today is the 'Goof-Tastic" draw.. bottom left.. with arrow... and sufboard.. got it? ok.. click it
now you have to load a photo... click that UPLOAD
and get the photo off your computer
You are going to use the DRAW option. And you need to change the PENCIL SETTINGS
but just draw on the quilt first to see what it looks like
YIKES the pencil is TOO FAT!
Change the BRUSH SIZE to small.. move the slider.
you can change the color and hardness of the pencil
I thought I'd do some straight lines in the border.
This is JUST an idea... but lets you see how it will flow.
What about some swirls... more outlines?
In reality I should load a portion of the quilt for blocks then I can design per block if I want to.
After you are done you can download the photo to your computer.
BUT TRY THAT BEFORE DOING ALL YOUR WORK... go ahead.. ok.. got it?
Use PicMonkey...It's a quilters Designing Dream... wink! http://www.picmonkey.com
What do you think? Do you think you can use this?
Let me know!!!
THEN when you get ready to do the binding.. Print of my Machine Binding tutorial
It will CHANGE YOUR LIFE.. serious!
Now CLICK OVER to the Learning Center for all of Michele's FINAL tutorials!
Hasn't this been fun?