I have had some time lately to think about free motion quilting and do some drawings on paper.
there are some amazing quilters out there, and it is inspiring to see what they do. Some of the ones like Amgela Walters and Natalia Bonner have books which I have poured over, and some have you tube videos to share their processes. There are quite a few longarm quilters who I follow on instagram as well.
A couple of people who I have come across have quite distinctive styles! and I have been inspired to try to imitate their process.
these are a few pages of my sketchbook. the first person, Karen McTavish has the great way of breaking up a space, and filling it with smaller fill... she is the creator of "mctavishing". Then, Krista Withers has used this concept to divide up the space in a more planned out way, and uses marking on the quilt to plan out general areas. I did a couple of practices on my domestic sewing machine and I am so hooked.