Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Inventing Free Motion Plants

This is a detail of the latest panel that I have made for the quilt I started before Christmas.  It is turning into a free motion sampler quilt.  Not only am I reworking designs I have done before, I am trying out some new ones.  The plant I did on the blue was fairly quick and easy.

When I did it I worked with the flowers (or are they buds or seed pods?) growing upwards. 

Then I turned it upside down and decided I preferred it that way because it reminded me of clematis. Of course it looks nothing like the real thing, but as I keep telling myself, this is quilting, not botany.

I know already that when it comes to putting all the pieces together I will have a bit of a bad time arranging them, taking both the colours and the quilting into account.  Serves me right for making work for myself.

Linking up with Lee's blog Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday
and Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday
and Leah Day's blog for Free Motion Friday


  1. You are so talented. It inspries me to practice my free motion quilting.

  2. Love the look of your free motion plants. Great pattern!

  3. What a stunning pattern. The flowers remind me of fuchsia. You've started me thinking.

    1. Hello Gwyned

      I have been thinking about fuchsia too - perhaps starting at the top and working downwards, because the flowers dangle. We have a really tatty fuchsia by the front path. Perhaps I should look at a prettier one for inspiration.


  4. I love your quilting - so pretty!

  5. I love your flowers. They look like flowers and that's the goal. Thanks for sharing your new creation.

  6. I LOVE your "clematis" all-over design! Simply wonderful!

  7. You vine designs are really nice. Well done.

  8. Muv, one of my favorite designs to draw and stitch is a vine that runs downward instead of upward. Your plants are lovely! I'm always amazed at the consistency of space between your motifs, too. That's something I really need to work on.

  9. That is a very nice pattern, and very nicely stitched :P



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