Friday, October 4, 2013

Free Motion Friday

 
 
I have 12 blocks to quilt in my latest quilt. There are 3 different blocks in each corner. I started by machine quilting this pinwheel star. I have tried making this picture clearer but nothing is working! I've taken 3 different pictures but they all look the same.  I think you can make out the leaf shapes. There are leaf shapes over each blade of the pinwheel as well as around the pieced 8-pointed star.
 
 
I used this book to choose how I was going to quilt the block. It has nice variations and examples of ways to quilt different blocks. You can see the photo I used.


There are nice examples of continuous line quilting ideas. I did this block using 2 different lines. I used one for the inside of the pieced pinwheel and one for the outside. It went very fast especially since I didn't have to mark anything.
 
I left the quilt on the floor of my family room.  My cat, Lily, has decided to take a nice nap on it! Oh, well, I can clean up later!
 
I'm linking up over at Leah Day's blog. Check it out! Fridays are always fun over there!
 








8 comments:

  1. I can see it a little. looks good to me. I need to practice some quilting myself. making mug rugs at the moment. nice and small.

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    1. I love practicing on small pieces. So fun! Mug rugs are great for gifts too!!

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  2. I see it! Lovely! It's so frustrating when technology will not behave. :) Have a great weekend.

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    1. I think I had it on HDR. May try not using that next time. I thought iPhones were supposed to be so great! Not true!!

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  3. You made a great choice of quilting design for that block. It really enhances the pinwheel effect.

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  4. Oh I do love that design--man, you are really moving forward with the free motion quilting--looks super...hugs, Julierose

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    1. It's still a struggle at times but I just keep at it. I don't want to give up on it!! Thanks!!

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