Sunday, October 03, 2010

Close ups

Here's some close ups of the quilting on my mom's birthday quilt. I did something different in every row.

Playing with a tight wiggle
Loops and stars
Circles on a line (inspired by Christina's blog)


Vines and curls, the hardest row!
Frequencies
Big circles


Double loops
Tight meandering
Single loops with "mom" written in thread. It might look like "wow" in some spots. ;)



A wide open peacock swirl
Squares and corners
Connected loops

I really pushed myself out of the box on this quilt. I wanted to show my mom what I'm capable of free-motioning. She plans to "hire" me to finish her quilts. Yes, this is a shameless nudge!

It still cuddles just fine, even if it might not be perfect. :)

Leah

5 comments:

Chrissie said...

I saw it in person - it's lovely! I'm working on a new one called 'kinetic energy' and I'm going to try my hand at free motioning again! the last time, my machine decided it had quite enough! but I'm thinking that I was using to fine a thread for the job and the tension kept getting off. thanks for some of those wonderful ideas...I'll give them a try! :)
love ya!
Chrissie

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Beautiful! As always ;)

Fabric Mom said...

The quilt is beautiful. I haven't had the nerve to try a bunch of different free motion designs in one quilt yet.

desertskyquilts said...

What a fun quilt top! You're doing all this on your regular sewing machine, right? Those double loops look so nice and smooth!

Deborah said...

Love the way you have varied the quilting as you progressed across the quilt - I must try this sometime - thanks for the idea