I promised I would share some designs drawn in Art & Stitch (ANS) software to practice what I learned in the workshop by Loes and Theo van der Heyden.
In this class exercise, I started by drawing some feathers in a triangle block, then made a simple block motif by copying 4 times:
To be honest, it doesn’t ring my chimes yet. So I decided to see what would happen when I copied more blocks designs together:
Yes, this block works for me now. I like that you can take a ho-hum block design and turn it into a better design by playing with the program. Once again, it only took me less than 10 minutes to create the block shown above. I see lots of fun designs in my future!
Next up on my quilting table will be a lovely modern quilt by my friend Lyn Baker. Lyn is a wonderful binding instructor and you can catch a class with her at High Sierra Quilters in Placerville, CA. If you do not see a class on the website, but trust me, she has them regularly. Contact Doug at the store if you need a binding lesson with Lyn. Lyn is responsible for my huge improvement in my bindings.
Anyway, I plan to design some fun modern designs for Lyn’s quilt and then digitize them for practice. I will be sharing my progress as I complete them.
Also, in my next ANS post, I will show you how I traced one of my birdy designs and made a quilting pattern out of the art. Keep watching!