Several days lapsed, as I wasn't 100% sure of my design or exact process. I kept trying to assure myself that once I got started with the quilting that I would find my zen and the design would just flow. Sure enough, once I got started Friday morning, my mandala just blossomed. Only the center circle was marked with chalk. Otherwise, I relied on elements from my design and the freezer paper templates to hit various marks as I free motion quilted various designs. Before starting each ring, I would sketch out a few ideas, but as I began to quilt, new ideas would often arise and so my initial design certainly evolved as I went along.
|Watching My Mandala Bloom Ring By Ring|
|From Doodles to Done!: My Journal Practice Page to Reverse Side of Finished Quilt|
|"Mystical Mandala" Wholecloth Quilt, Finished 21" x 21"|