|Front side detail of Flowing Lines|
|If you click on this image|
you just might be able to
see the subtle stitches
forming the bark
I am very fortunate to have a studio with large picture windows that overlook a lake that is bordered by cattails, brush and the occasional tree. My Bernina sits just a few feet from the window. So, when I look up from my work, I can watch the birds at the feeder, the ducks, geese and now coots on the lake, and study the trees. Nothing like looking at bark when you are trying to create it.
|BACKSIDE detail of Flowing Lines|
Confession - I have been quilting Flowing Lines and its numerous cousins first on my own and then modified based on Leah's designs from her 365 series for years. They invariably are just what I need to quilt a sky, lake, tree or beach. Therefore, branching out on the very first lesson was natural. It is the organic feel of this pattern that draws me back again and again.