I started by just doing my usual paisleys and swirls and spirals and innies and outies, but thought I needed to try some different patterns so I went to Leah Day's website where she has over 400 designs for fillers. She shows you the patterns then has a short video of her quilting it and narrating her process. She is working on squares that are about 6" and puts a 4" square inside. I cut out quite a few black squares, layered them with batting and backing and drew my inner square 5 inches. I did several and decided that I really didn't like to work that small and if I did, I would use my trusty old Bernina, on which I have done a lot of free motion quilting. But if you're tired of doing the same old, same old, be sure to check her out!
I added in a few swirls and spirals of my own. This is going to be fun.
My friend just told me that she is going to make a baby quilt for her neighbor and then send it out to be quilted on a long arm, since she can no longer quilt her own quilts due to back and shoulder problems. So I said, "Give it to me!" It will be a wonderful practice venue and she won't have to pay for that long arm quilting.
I'm linking up with Off the Wall Friday.