This week I have a FREE give-away- Sharon Schamber’s Domestic-Basic FreeForm Feathers from Purple Daisies Quilting (for those of you who don’t know, Cristy Fincher owns Purple Daises and she is Sharon Schamber’s daughter). But there’s a catch….
I would appreciate the quilting community’s input.
I have a small quilt that I had made from Alex Anderson’s book Scrap Quilting. It is going to be a table topper- for my kitchen table. I really like how the quilt top turned out, but I have had quilters block when it has come to quilting it! As you can see I have doodled on paper….
I have made xerox mark-ups to do more doodling …..
I have used my Plexiglas piece to doodle some more
…..I just don’t know……
I am torn between an all-over edge to edge design (hum..I could do freeform feathers :)…), or focusing on the piecing while quilting.
Maybe I just need to jump in and quilt the darn thing!
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Good luck and Happy Quilting !!
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Today I am hooking up with Lynette at What a Hoot Quilts. Lynette holds a Linky Party every Monday called BOMs Away. I came across her blog one night and thought this is another great way to get some of those block of the month projects going. I have had the Nancy Halvorsen Count on It kits for years. In keeping with my New Years Resolution to actually use some of the stuff hanging out in my sewing room closet, I thought this Linky Party just might be the motivation I need to get a few of those BOM going!
I live in southwest Florida, so we do not get a lot of season here, so I change out my quilts and decorate to bring a little sense of season into my home. It is all fused down, now I just got to get going and stitch my applique down and quilt her ! Thanks Lynette for getting me going!
I am sorry I’m a little late in getting this post out to you all. My lovely niece Erica has been visiting this week from western North Carolina and I have no excuse except that I have been playing and enjoying her company !
This is the last blog post in the free motion quilting twisted design series. I was going to do another video, but in all honesty ….. I think you probably get the idea 🙂 . You can basically do any geometric shape with this free motion quilting technique, rulers just make your job so much easier!
I think drawing always gets my mojo going ! It’s interesting how different the same design looks or feels with different background fills in between.
I have also been seeing a lot of hexagons on quilts lately….what a great way to quilt them! Sometimes when I see those odd shapes I struggle to come up with ideas on ways to quilt them. I hope this is a free motion quilting design that you can file away in the ole memory banks to pullout next time you need something to fit unique spaces while adding great texture and movement.
Lastly I played with doing a fill on a heart shape. Granted it’s not a geometric shape, but I figured with all the curves of a heart, if I can fill this with this technique I think it shows you can use it to fill in anywhere around appliqués, embroideries, whatever!
I played with the heart for a while, and I have to say on really curvy spaces I found that using a curved ruler really made my job easier. I used the Accents in design 6 1/2″ ruler (the smallest curved ruler I own) and used it to divide my heart up into manageable pieces.
The top rounded curves of the heart required a little “fudging” as the angle of the curve is a little different and needs to be worked into the angle of whatever curved ruler you are using. I did play with using a straight ruler, but had to make my sections smaller, and felt that it looked a little more choppy.
I hope you have enjoyed these twisted designs. I love the way they look and felt it was great way to practice free motion quilting ruler work. Have you given this technique a try yet? Do you think you have a quilt that could use this motif ??
I hope you all are having a great week and had a little time to at least draw out the Twisted Triangles from last weeks blog post and give them a spin (ugh! I know bad pun 😉 ) ! This week I am doing Twisted Squares free motion quilting ruler work. I absolutely love this design. It has so much movement and just looks so graceful to me. It makes a great background fill and these designs can be as small or as large as you want them to be!
I feel like I am learning and growing so much as a quilter as a direct result of my blog. I hope you enjoy Twisted Squares free motion quilting ruler work as much as I enjoyed stitching them out to show!