There Are Angels

There Are Angels
Colored Pencil Drawing

Saturday, July 2, 2011

What is McTavishing?

I learned a new quilting technique called McTavishing. It's a blend of free motion and zebtangleing. Well, it's actually quilting with swirly lines or curvy lines in groups of 3 or 4 lines before backtracking & beginning in a different direction, branching off from the current line of stitching. The finished project is very pretty, much better than stippling. The tecnique's originator is long arm Quilters Karen McTavish, hence the technique name. She has a book out on the technique ats well worth e price, I think. She also has written some other books on quilting. I recently completed a jacket quilted in this technique (will post a photo when I get one). McTavishing can be used as a fill stitch or as a design in itself. If you can find either a book or a class, take it.mi think you'll be happy you did.

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