There’s a serious affliction affecting many quilters. It’s Quilting Agoraphobia, the
fear of facing wide open spaces on the quilt. Happily, there is a simple
solution. Divide and design, and Lisa Calle shows us how.
Starting with a blank block, she shoots a black and white photo and prints it out. Using a pencil and
her circle and arc tools she begins drawing a pattern on overlays. By adding
overlays the design becomes more intricate.
If when she quilts she finds
there’s too much empty space Lisa simply divides and designs some more. Using
this approach the most simple of quilts can be turned into a work of art.
In Short Takes on Longarm Quilting Vicki Hoth addresses another quilter’s phobia, Tension Phobia, and proves that
knowledge is the cure. When the tension is correct the stitching looks the same on both the front and back sides.