It’s been a while since I drew this, and looking at it, it doesn’t look too bad. It has some flam-ish feel. I wrote some notes at the top. I will share.
- Have a base line
- Alternate between high and low
- Curve taller flame around lower ones
- Dance to right and left?(no idea) Maybe make the curves or jags deep?
- Jagged, may make it more flame-ish
- Try curve then jagged on opposite side
I haven’t tried it on fabric. Tho, several years ago I did make a quilt for a nephew that had quilted flames. I remember them being bigger, thicker and more meandering than these. Don’t remember how I stitched them.
I was contemplating the drawing, trying to think what to write next and thought the flames could be tweaked to be sea weed, eh?
This morning I read my “violin hack” blog, A Way to Stop Underestimating Yourself. Noa writes about ways and studies to improve your practice and performance. The question, can you achieve greatness if you work hard? Correct answer is yes. But to truly believe that is a challenge. Study shows it may depend on what type characters you read about as a child. My takeaway from this is in order to believe in ourselves, we have to see people we think as successfull, experience trials and tribulations and how they overcame them.
So my plan here is to share with you my struggles in quilting. I feel like everyone is a better quilter than me. (I’m not trying to poor mouth.) But you know what? That’s ok. I’m where I am and I am improving my skills. Just like exercise, I don’t have to be faster or stronger than anyone. Just show up and move! If you feel like me, the same is true for you. And you know, my work and your work are better than we think. Just give it a few months and you will look at it and go “I did that?!” Yep, you did!