Monday, September 03, 2007


I had this idea.

Don't most problems start out that way?!

In my Practical Design workshop, our challenge for the month is to work with texture. One of the things I decided to try was to use quilting texture to define the main design with negative space.

And that got me thinking about using letters or a word... which led me to play with one of my favorite sayings, "Leap and the net will appear."

I was mainly going to just define the word "LEAP" with close quilting around it. Dense stippling, I thought. But then I thought that stippling is a bit too predictable, and I thought about trying to quilt something net-like.

I practiced a bit, and started in...

And it occurs to me that this is going to take a lot of stitching.

Luckily, this is small. And I'm just playing. So I'll go as far as I can go without hating it and then see where I am.


  1. Anonymous12:46 PM

    In the immortal words of Buckaroo Banzai, "Wherever you go, there you are." The net quilting is very appropriate.

  2. I love that saying - what a cute piece! You could do the "net" quilting over just part of it to look like a net under the saying (or you theoretically could...I definitely couldn't :))

  3. Diane,
    I actually like the idea of just a partial if it is just appearing. As it stands right now even! with maybe some echo quilting to define the letters but just a bit. Karen

  4. me again, the netting right in the middle of Leap actually emphasizes the idea of leaping...just my opinion.