When it comes to picking your foundation, really ANY line can serve this purpose. Take a look at the quilt surface and see if there's any lines or shapes that you like a lot. Pick that as your foundation and echo it many times with repeated lines of quilting to fill the space completely.
Let's see how this works in the Express Your Love quilt:
Difficulty Level - Beginner.
Design Family - Foundational.
As you heard in the video, I'm not going to stick with Foundational Designs for an entire month as I'd planned because the fact is, this isn't how I work in real life! When designing a quilt, I sit down and think about texture and what I want to see on the quilt surface.
I hardly ever stitch even 2 designs from the same family in the same quilt. Not that that's a bad thing, it's just not what I do! So I'm going to begin sharing designs as they come to me, as they flow onto my design pages, and as I pick and choose which textures to stick in the quilt in any particular place.
Now a lot of quilters have mentioned struggling to print out the free PDF pattern for Express Your Love. I've included some extra printing instructions on the download page and here's some extra tips:
#1 - Download an updated version of Adobe Reader. Older version will not be able to handle printing a poster sized PDF.
#2 - Open the PDF and click "print." A box will pop up and you want to look for "poster" or "tile pages"
#3 - You'll know you have it right if you see the full image of the quilt split into 12 pieces
I hope that helps! If there is interest, I can check into getting large, poster sized patterns printed. Let me know in the comments if you would like to be able to buy the complete pattern in one big sheet for around $7.
Let's go quilt,