My friend Paula first showed me the Art Therapy range of adult colouring books and straight away I loved the patterns and saw how similar, and how well, they could translate to quilting. I thought this could be a fun way to explore texture that is created by varying quilt pattern and density.
Thinking of that echo line I remembered a drawing I did for the Pictorial Ticker Tape Quilts I teach in a 1/2 day to full day workshops. This cow was a quick sketch using my finger (couldn't find the pen) on an app on the iPad. This is why the line is so thick. I thought quilting on either side of this line would give me the echo outline and a frame work to have fun with some fillers and doodles.
Using an app for the Slate 2 tablet I got for Christmas, I had fun playing with fillers. The app made a 15 second video of the drawing so I thought it might be fun to share it with you here. If you want to find out more about the app see my blog Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner or visit ISKN-the Slate 2 here.
And some straight line background quilting. Things I learned: use a darker background or thicker white thread to make the white bit pop more, Thread sketching is fun, Fill in doodle quilting is lots of fun, Spirals make for great texture and pebbles make for for a great animal nose filler!