Friday, 12 July 2013
Free Motion Quilting - Honeysuckle
Last month I tried out some leaf and flower shapes in free motion quilting, and rather liked one of the designs because it looked a bit like honeysuckle. Today I decided to be brave and try to do a more realistic design. The first step was easy, just going and picking a sample flower from the front garden.
Because it has been so hot today, I didn't even start until the early evening because treadling is a bit energetic in this weather. I was rather glad when the bobbin thread ran out so I could take a break.
Here is a detail of the panel so far - fat quarter size, and not yet filled. I am doing one line of honeysuckle down the middle and filling in with plain leaves on either side.
The flowers are mainly in bud to make them simpler...
... but I think they are still recognisable as honeysuckle.
It has been a great pleasure working out this design. I love working with plants, but over the past week this has meant getting scratched and stung by brambles and nettles. Quilting honeysuckle was a welcome change.
This post is being linked to Leah Day's blog for Free Motion Friday - be sure to visit plenty of the blogs linked there to see what people are up to!
Also linking up to Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Fridays where there is some wonderful work to be seen.