Welcome to the first video tutorial in the Free Motion QAL! For today's tutorial I decided to show you how I quilt a simple echo design. This is the first free motion quilting design I tried after I'd done stippling for a while, and it was a good introduction into quilting beyond stippling - so I thought it would be perfect for this QAL.
This is the first quilt I quilted using echo shells - using Leah Day's tutorial. You can see my version of echo shells is a bit different from Leah's - and you'll probably find your version turns out a bit differently too.
You can find my Youtube video tutorial here.
In the video I mention that there are other ways you can quilt echo designs. A few examples are a paisley - for example the quilting design in the black area of my groove quilt:
Or a leaf-shape, like I did on this quilt Susan donated for the bush fire appeal last year.
The possibilities are pretty endless when it comes to echo type designs - and it is a really fun way to fill a space on a quilt.
As a complete novice YouTuber I would really appreciate any and all feedback on this video. I'd love some feedback on whether the angle is helpful, if my commentary is easy to hear - all that sort of thing. Constructive criticism is absolutely invited - but please try to keep it friendly. I am just using my little point and click camera to film this, so the quality probably isn't fantastic ;o)
I will be back in two weeks (and every two weeks after that) with the next video tutorial - so if you're a bit behind you will have plenty of time to catch up :o)