Friday, 18 October 2013

Free Motion Grapevine


This is the latest experiment in free motion quilting - a grapevine.  Again the sample is fat quarter size, but this time I used a darker thread.



The bunches of grapes are a bit messy.  It occurred to me before I started that the grapes are a variation on the pebble design, which I have never done before.  Hardly surprising then that they turned out to be the part of the design that I had the most difficulty with.



The leaves, on the other hand, were pretty straightforward, just being a larger, similar version of the leaves copied from the Aeroflot plane. 

This was the first treadling I have done since coming back after a quick trip to Rome.  I felt ever so slightly out of practice.

Welcome to two new followers today, Diane Schotl and Helen Tulip - thank you for joining!

Linking up again with Leah Day's blog for Free Motion Friday,
Kelly's blog My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday,
and to Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday - lots of interesting projects to see! 

20 comments:

  1. I love these grapevines. Your quilting is so well done!

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  2. Beautiful work Lizzie! The grapes are wonderful but those leaves are really amazing! You go girl...

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  3. Stunning design. Your quilting is amazing and very creative!

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  4. The grapevine design is so gorgeous. I love the intricate details!

    I'm so happy you shared this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  5. Great design! Love the details. Beautiful!

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  6. Well, dang! Those grapes look just fine. If I had done them, I would be crowing about how great they turned out. We are our worse critics, aren't we? And the leaves are stupefyingly grand. And to think they were done on a treadle.

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    1. Mary Ellen,

      Thank you for giving me a great giggle before I turn in for the night!

      Love,
      Muv

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  7. Hey, this is great! The grapes don't look messy, they look nice. Pebbling takes a long time, doesn't it??

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  8. So lovely, I will use this pattern! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. This is marvelous Muv, just look how your skill has grown! I don't know why you're being so critical, because it is so very beautiful.
    *Applause Applause!*

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  10. That's so pretty and nicely done!

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  11. These samples are beautiful!

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  12. Oh my! Oh my, oh my, oh my!
    Stunning.

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  13. Muv, your stitching just amazes me. I need to practice, practice, practice. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  14. Beautiful! Did you have to mark your fabric first?

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    1. Thank you Laura - no, I just do it freehand.

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