Friday, March 05, 2010

One of the things I meant to do with all of these baby quilts was practice different types of free motion quilting. But, at least until yesterday, I stuck with what I already knew how to do.

I wanted something different for that flowered jelly roll quilt, the one that's never been anywhere near an actual jelly roll. It's cute, but kind of blah. It needed something fancier, some flowers or swirls or hearts or something.

So I made swirls! They show up better on the back.

Now that I've stretched my wings at bit more, I'm looking for ideas for the next ones. I've got a free motion book around here somewhere, and found some sites with free patterns --

  • Patsy Thompson Designs
  • 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs
  • Melody Johnson's Handbook of Really Free Motion Machine Quilting Designs, which can be found here

    Kat said...

    That looks fantastic!

    I'm just starting out on freemotion stuff too, and I'm having some trouble with the tension...what setting do you have yours on? It seems no matter what I try, I end up with loops on the back or a broken top thread...argh! Any advice?

    Helen in the UK said...

    Looks like you've done a great job with the quilting! I have found Patsy Thompson's DVDs very helpful in broadening my range of quilting patterns. Have fun experimenting :)


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