I thought I would show a bit of the steps in deciding how and what I will FMQ on a top with bold colors and simple block pattern.
I measured each block = 7" square. Then I drew 25 square (5 blocks x5 blocks) and laid Press N Seal over the center 9 blocks. With a sharpie I began experimenting. --- once the grandkiddoes drive back home for the start of the school year, I will hook up the scanner and post those pics ----
The client wanted a fresh yellow thread and So Fine # 496 was perfect!
|Linda Taylor's Arch Guide --- one of my oft used FMQ tools.|
| I started by using Linda Taylor's Arch Guide|
to go corner to corner in both directions
to establish the framework.
|Then I filled in the corners with 3-1-3 petals.|
|I wanted to make the FMQing create false negative space, |
ie another layer to an otherwise predictable block pattern.
So I added echo arcs
that created center diamond shapes
which I filled with simple lines.
|Nothing fancy but a good reminder that your FMQing does not have to parrot the block.|
The inner petals have harmony with the fabrics and wedding theme. BTW, I love Press N Seal because I can experiment on design ideas without thread ripping...!