Regular readers of my blog should know that custom quilting scares me. It's always been a pattern or forget it lol. Okay, not forget it. I've done piano keys, some ditching, stippling/meandering but nothing I would consider *real* custom quilting.
What brought this on? Lisa brought in Bramble Rose Quilt. I've done this one before so I wasn't too nervous. The only change Lisa wanted was to have a rose pattern in the border.
I'm pleased with how it turned out, as was Lisa. This was another favorite one of Chai's as well lol.
And I'm bored. I'm tired of following someone else's design. I want more. I want feathers. And cross-hatching. I want a real *me* touch to the quilts I do. I want the freedom of designing in my head how a quilt will be quilted. I'm not saying I'll never touch another pantograph; I LOVE pantographs, but I'm bored with them.
How am I going to accomplish this? I took a big step today and I booked myself a two day custom quilting class. One on one with a longarmer that I admire and I can't wait to start on this new adventure.