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!