I traced the flower right onto the fabric using a Frixion pen. This is a really great tool for quilting, and it's both cheap and readily available. When you hit the ink with an iron, it completely disappears, and then (ostensibly) washes right out leaving no trace at all. The heat erasing works so well that, if you iron your fabric before tracing, you actually have to wait for the fabric to cool off before you can draw on it.
I will definitely be practicing this technique more, because I have big plans to make a presidential caricatures quilt sometime in the next year or so.
|I traced the motif right from the paper with a Pilot FriXion pen.|
|In progress. I love how delicate this foot looks as it glides over the fabric...|
|At this point the ink is still visible.|
|Ink removed! A respectable attempt, but not winning any awards.|