I have watched a number of Graffiti quilting youtube videos by Karlee Porter ... love her work, but discovered that I am better at filling in contained spaces rather than starting from a small point and randomly creating swirls and circles and lines and arrows to fill in a larger space. So after a couple attempts, I resorted to a Zentangle - Zendoodle type of machine quilting. My goal was to find patterns that could be continuous line drawing so that it wasn't necessary to stop and start frequently with the sewing machine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wsVrw4DhpM ... there are lots of youtube videos out there, but this one is fairly simple to follow. On my pattern above, I started with 4 squares on the left and 2 larger triangles to the right.
So where to go from here? I need to try out different colouring methods. Markers, pencil crayons, crayons, paints .....
I created a new sample to use as a practice piece for colouring.
This is roughly 19 inches square .. a borrowed picture from a colouring book I had which I enlarged and traced onto white cloth, added a fusible interfacing as well as batting and a backing.
Well ... I decided I liked this and didn't want to mess it up experimenting with different colours on it, so, time to make another smaller sample.