Alright I gave this a try. I used a pattern from Custome Curves by Karen McTavish. It was a bit beyond my skill level, but hey we have to push ourselves from time to time huh? I used the embroidery hoop from my machine, it's nice and big. I could only find a teal permanent marker so that's what I had to use, it came up a little light, but I could see it well enough. Need to get a black one.
Then I traced on the material. It is really light, but I can see when I'm quilting. The next time I try this techinque I'll make the lines a bit darker.
And quilted . Hmm a flash really makes a difference and there is alot of thread on there. I need more practice following lines. I did have fun with the fillers though. I saw on Joan's blog one of her practice pieces had a McTavishing filler with pebbles mixed in, loved it so tried it myself. Yep, I'll try this technique again and when I'm doing a dense background I'll echo the entire pattern first. And I'll practice following the line, so hard sometimes :)