Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Follow the lines.

Hey everyone...just a quick note about the free motion flowers from the other day. What’s really going on is this:

finished!

I found this blue fabric and I just had to use the white flowers as a guide for my quilting. It was a lot of fun and it turned out to be an easy way to make sure I covered the entire thing evenly.

This is the only quilt I’ve made using this technique but I’m definitely going to use it again in the future. I like the idea of whole cloth quilts (like my blue and pink one) but I'd also like to try it out with a pieced quilt. Next time I find a backing fabric with a neat design, I'd like to try quilting the whole thing wrong side up and see what happens. I like the idea of designs popping up unexpectedly on the front of the quilt while the designs on the back are highlighted.

Here are some other quilts I like that use this same technique. Hmmm...it appears that I really like the look of hand quilting. Too bad I'll probably never get around to trying it myself.

2 comments:

  1. I bought some backing fabric that I posted on LJ (the blue and white floral) that I love so much I've actually begun thinking about using that technique with it. I've thought about taking a class in trapunto or something in order to make the front pop more too.

    Things to think about...

    BTW, I tried free motion flowers on the WIP I'm quilting right now. They're not the same shape as yours - on mine, I thought simple daisys would work better and I love them! Thanks for the great idea.

    :)

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  2. I can't wait to see your free motion daisys! I bet they're lovely!

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